Airbnb buckling down on host property protection Memorial Day weekend

First introduced on Memorial Day weekend 2022, Airbnb has announced plans to return to an anti-party system designed to protect host properties from disruptive parties and other events on Memorial Day and the 4th of July weekend 2023. (Pixabay)

With summer fast approaching, travel rental company Airbnb has announced plans to protect its rental properties from any disruptive parties or events this holiday weekend.

The company is bringing back into effect an anti-party system to help promote responsible travel and preservation of the rental properties featured on the app.

The system will be in effect for Memorial Day and the upcoming 4th of July holiday weekend and will block certain one to two-night reservations for home listings throughout Georgia and other states throughout the United States.

The process involves scanning through the account of a guest to search for any factors that may indicate them as a higher risk for a potentially disruptive occurrence at the property they are hoping to reserve.

These factors include the user’s distance from the listing they inquire about reserving and their history of reviews from previous property hosts, among other considerations.

“Our anti-party system for the upcoming holiday weekends aims to help do this by taking steps to identify certain potentially higher-risk one-night and two-night booking attempts by guests of entire home listings, and preventing those bookings from being made,” according to a press release published on the company’s website.

Consequences for guests who break any regulations will be at high risk for suspension or full removal from the online platform.

The company reports that the anti-party system was first implemented on Memorial Day weekend last year, which saw a significant decrease in disruptions at rental properties within that period.

In addition to the system, Airbnb is also offering a 24-Hour Safety Line, free noise sensors and online tips to prevent parties on property to hosts.

“While these incidents on Airbnb are rare,” says the press release, “We are committed to helping our Hosts promote responsible travel in their neighborhoods and working to reduce the risk of disruptive parties, which are banned on our platform and unwelcomed in the communities we serve.”