O Airbnb announced this Tuesday (28) that it will make the ban on parties in houses listed on its platform permanent. The move comes after a sharp drop in reports of unauthorized gatherings has been recorded since the ban was implemented in August 2020.
The company announced a 44% drop per year at the rate since the implementation of the policy, which was adopted to prevent the spread of infections by Covid-19 . Now, Airbnb wants to make the ban permanent once the summer travel season begins.
“This is an issue where I don’t know if I would say there’s a finish line,” said Ben Breit, a spokesman for the company, adding that it will continue to work to resolve the issue.
Airbnb said it will also remove its 16-person limit, allowing larger homes listed on the platform to be booked for full occupancy.
In 2019, the platform began enforcing much stricter limits, starting with a global ban on so-called “party houses” or ads that create lingering neighborhood nuisances.
The company’s search options have also been updated during the pandemic, removing both the “event-friendly” search filter and the “allowed parties and events” house rules. More than 6,600 guests and some hosts were suspended in 2021 for trying to violate the party ban.
In May 2022, Airbnb reported that revenue increased 70% year-on-year, generating $1.5 billion in Q1 2022. The company also projected revenue above market estimates for Q2 of the year, expecting to bring in between US$ 2.03 billion and US$ 2.13 billion.
Source: CNN Brasil