DENVER (KDVR) — Airbnb announced that it will continue its ban on parties for Halloween to promote safe and responsible travel.
Airbnb’s original restriction started for Halloween 2020, where the company implemented a block on all one-night reservations for entire home listings in the U.S. and Canada.
Airbnb said it estimates that the restrictions resulted in a drop in incidents such as unauthorized parties by over 49% for Halloween and over 51% for New Year’s Eve.
Here’s how Airbnb says it will work for Halloween 2021:
- For one-night reservations: Guests without a history of positive reviews on Airbnb will be prohibited from making one-night reservations in entire home listings.
- For two-night reservations: As Halloween approaches, we will deploy more stringent restrictions on two-night reservations that may pose heightened risk for parties. For example, we will leverage our technology that restricts certain local and last-minute bookings by guests without a history of positive reviews on Airbnb and also block reservations within an expanded radius.
- Guests who have a history of positive reviews on Airbnb will not be subject to these restrictions.
- Guests making one or two-night reservations will need to attest that they understand Airbnb’s party ban and that they may be subject to legal action if that rule is broken, as seen below: