Airbnb announced this Thursday (8) that it will again apply its reservation restrictions in the New Year. The measures are aimed at curbing unauthorized parties by hosts, which can bring harm to these types of platform users. According to Airbnb, incident rates have dropped by 56% since the restriction began in 2020.
Still according to company data, 35,000 Brazilian guests had their reservations prevented in 2021. Users who suffer this restriction need to opt for a new accommodation. The end of the year season brings more chances for guests to seek accommodation for large parties.
Airbnb restriction will be extended in 2022
Starting this year, the restriction will be a permanent measure on the platform. What may seem like “overwhelming” is actually an action to protect the hosts and neighbors of the rental property. The measure is only valid for those who book an entire accommodation.
Guests with no positive history or no previous reservations will be prohibited from make reservations for one night on New Year’s Eve🇧🇷 Additionally, users trying to book two- or three-night stays at the same source location will be restricted.
As much as a host puts a recommendation of guests on their property, nothing prevents those who “rent” the space from inviting a larger number than the recommended number to the place. And the end of the year period, with Christmas and New Year, increases the chances of guests looking to book spaces for parties.
You know that saying “if you have a sign, you have a story🇧🇷 The platform has history to justify the restriction. In the United States, during Halloween 2019, a house rented by Airbnb was used for a party with more than 100 people. The “event” ended with five people shot dead.🇧🇷
With these restrictions, the platform tries to prevent hosts from having damage to the property and with possible fines. And of course, it seeks to maintain good conviviality and order during the end of year celebrations, a period when family and friends usually get together.
Restriction takes place in 11 countries and is effective
In addition to Brazil, 10 more countries will have year-end restrictions: Australia, Canada, Spain, United States, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal, United Kingdom and New Zealand.
Airbnb claims that 340,000 guests were impacted by restrictions in 2021. 120,000 of those were in the United States.
In Brazil, reports involving Airbnb accommodations decreased by 36% at the year-over-year rate.