Airbnb is testing new “anti-party technology” in the US and Canada as it seeks to impose a global ban on house parties. it was made permanent earlier this yearthe announced the company. Technology, guest review history, age of their account, length of stay they requested and ‘ rebook for weekday or weekend.
The company said it has been testing similar technology in parts of Australia since October 2021, where unauthorized parties have dropped by 35 percent. Before that, a similar system was used in the United States From July 2020 Younger guests, who had a more limited focus on guests under previous technology, were prevented from booking large homes near where they live unless they had positive reviews. The latest release has a broader focus without specifying a maximum age limit.
Airbnb has been trying to suppress parties for years. He said it will happen in 2019 Banning “marriage houses”. Five people were killed in a shooting at an Airbnb rental party in Orinda, California, where more than 100 people are believed to have attended. in 2020 additional pressure was announced, this time as a result of the COVID pandemic. The fear was that the closure of bars and clubs could encourage people to turn to Airbnb properties as an alternative at a time when social distancing is most important. Although most social distancing rules have now been relaxed, Airbnb saw the party ban as a positive step for its business and decided to keep it in place.
The company’s announcement post states that guests who are suspected of booking and blocked from hosting unauthorized individuals can still make an alternative reservation through Airbnb. They can, for example, book a private room instead of the whole house, or book a hotel stay through the platform.
Airbnb has previously reported that this has been done A 44 percent decrease year-on-year In the amount of party reports since the introduction of the party ban in August 2020. In total, Airbnb said it suspended the accounts of about 6,600 guests for violating its anti-party rules in 2021, compared with the roughly 150 million users it has. on its own platform.