Since June, Airbnb has taken the decision to completely ban rentals for the purpose of hosting parties. Airbnb wishes to no longer be associated with the excesses of this type of rental. Airbnb’s first anti-party sling was launched in 2019 after 5 people died in a California home rented for a party that drew more than 100 people at the time.
The coronavirus pandemic has led Airbnb to step up its fight against rented accommodations for parties. But the end of the pandemic and the mandatory health rules has not caused a step backwards. Because Airbnb quickly understood that banning parties was actually good for its business. Accommodation rented for parties all too often results in complaints, damage, etc.
Airbnb begins rolling out new ‘anti-party’ tech
In addition to causing Airbnb to appear in the news from time to time – in cases that damage the image of the site. As a result, you will have to get used to it, this rule is here to stay. However, Airbnb knows that people still book, at the time of writing, accommodations to organize parties there – even though this is prohibited.
This is why the firm is beginning to deploy a “new anti-party technology”. For the time being, the deployment of the system is limited to the United States and Canada, but it is likely that the system will eventually be generalized to all markets. The idea is to identify reservations that are likely to turn into an evening.
To do this, an algorithm analyzes a set of factors, such as the history of comments left by the owners on the rental company, the age of the account, the length of the stay, and whether it is a reservation for the week. or the weekend. Similar technology has been in testing for several months in Australia.
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And the firm explains that it has seen a 35% drop in unauthorized festive reservations thanks to this technology in the country. The firm specifies that people who see their reservation refused remain likely to make another reservation on the site. But in this case, only private rooms, or hotel rooms will be accessible to them.