Airbnb Makes Its Party Ban Permanent

From PC Mag: Airbnb today formalized its ban on parties and events, officially codifying it as company policy.

Following a Halloween 2019 shooting that killed five people at a California rental property, the lodging site prohibited "open-invite" and "chronic house" parties.

Nearly a year later, as COVID-19 closed bars and clubs and forced people indoors, Airbnb announced a global ban on functions in hopes of curbing unauthorized gatherings and reducing the spread of the virus.

"Over time, the party ban became much more than a public health measure," a company news release said. "It developed into a bedrock community policy to support our hosts and their neighbors."

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