Airbnb has once again put their corporate foot down to remind citizens not to party at rentals this Halloween weekend, and that parties in general are banned at all Ohio listings.
"To strengthen our hosts’ protection against parties amid concerns about a second wave of the pandemic, we recently announced that we are prohibiting one-night reservations over the Halloween weekend in entire home listings in Ohio and throughout the United States and Canada," reads a release. "The great majority of guests are respectful of our hosts’ homes and neighbors, and we understand that this initiative will disrupt many one-night reservations that might not have led to parties. This action is designed to help protect our hosts and the communities they live in."
In August, the international online lodging marketplace instituted a ban on all parties and events at Airbnb listings — across the globe — and capped max occupancy for all rentals at 16. According to a release from the company, the rule applies to "all future bookings on Airbnb and it will apply indefinitely until further notice."
They also announced they were pursuing legal action against a Cincinnati guest who booked a property and held an unauthorized party on Sunday, Aug. 16 that ended in gun violence. During the weekend that the Aug. 16 party occurred in Cincinnati, at least 20 people were shot, five fatally, in several separate incidents across the city.
That was only the second time Airbnb pursued legal claims against a party-thrower. This first happened — also in August — when they initiated legal proceedings against a guest in Sacramento for throwing an unauthorized party that also ended in gun violence.
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