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Airbnb Cracking Down on New Year’s Eve Parties



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Planning on renting an Airbnb property to throw an epic New Year’s Eve party? The vacation rental company is telling guests to think again as they announce plans to crack down globally on New Year’s Eve parties.

After a successful trial last year, Airbnb announced heightened rules and technologies to stop NYE parties in eleven countries. The company will introduce restrictions on certain bookings over New Year’s Eve.

According to a press release from Airbnb, the restrictions will ban one-night bookings of entire home listings for guests without a positive account history – or no previous bookings – on the platform. Airbnb will also introduce tighter restrictions for those same guests who try to book two- and three-night reservations, with an emphasis on attempts to book locally.

“Stays take place across the world each night on Airbnb, with the overwhelming majority of guests and Hosts being respectful of neighbors and delivering benefits to their local community,” Naba Banerjee, Director of Trust Product and Operations at Airbnb, said. “These proactive defenses will help to promote responsible travel and help to prevent rare instances of unwelcome behavior, and enable Hosts, guests and communities to enjoy their end of year celebrations with added reassurance.”

The restrictions will be in effect over the New Year’s Eve weekend in 11 countries, including the US (including Puerto Rico), Canada, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, France, Spain, the UK, and – new for 2022 – Ireland, Portugal, and the Netherlands.