Airbnb announces initiative to prevent New Year’s Eve parties

Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) — Airbnb announced Friday a safety initiative to prevent New Year’s Eve parties from happening in the Bay Area amid a spike in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.

Guests without a history of positive reviews on Airbnb will not be allowed to make a one night reservation on New Year’s Eve.

The vacation rental online marketplace company, based in San Francisco, will also implement stricter restrictions on one and two-night reservations that will make it more difficult to throw parties.

Airbnb did a similar initiative for Halloween that they say was successful.

All parties and “party houses” are banned by Airbnb and those who violate the policies will be held accountable, Airbnb says.

To learn more about the initiative, click here.

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