RALEIGH – Airbnb is making its temporary party ban permanent, the company announced today.
The temporary ban was put in place in August 2020, and took effect globally “until further notice.”
Parties were also discouraged during New Year’s Eve in each of 2021 and 2022. And earlier this year, the company re-iterated its policies on banning parties during Memorial Day Weekend and the upcoming Independence Day Weekend.
Instead of parties this summer, Airbnb wants you to stay in short-term rentals for longer periods of time.
The company reported earlier this year that in aggregate, North Carolina “hosts” earned $75 million in 2021, the sixth-most aggregated earnings of any U.S. state, though the state has the ninth-largest population in the country.
“We believe there is a direct correlation between our implementation of the policy in August 2020 and a 44% year-over-year global drop in the rate of party reports,” a spokesperson for Airbnb wrote in an email to WRAL TechWire. “We’ve seen even more success in North Carolina, where there’s been a 59% year-over-year drop in party reports.”
The details of the now permanent party ban are on Airbnb’s website.