Airbnb has blocked tens of thousands of bookings in party crackdown

Airbnb has blocked tens of thousands of bookings in party crackdown


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Airbnb has blocked over 50,000 suspicious bookings across 15 US cities as part of a crackdown on parties in its properties during the pandemic. These include 7,000 in Dallas, 6,000 in San Diego, 5,100 in Charlotte, 3,500 in St. Louis, 3,000 in Columbus, and 2,700 in New Orleans, The company’s head of trust and safety communication Ben Breit tells The Verge.

The Denver Post reports that it’s blocked 5,000 bookings in Phoenix, 4,500 in Las Vegas, 4,500 in Seattle, 2,600 in Denver, 2,600 in Portland, 1,800 in Salt Lake City, and 1,500 in Albuquerque. WLWT5 reports that 2,000 bookings were blocked in Cincinnati, while 3,800 were blocked in Austin, according to KXAN.

The numbers show the scale of Airbnb’s enforcement action, and follows a…

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