Airbnb to ban party houses following multiple deaths in California shooting
Guests using short-term rentals for wild parties and criminal activities have been the scourge of the sector, and the problem was highlighted again this week after a Halloween evening “mansion party,” booked through Airbnb in Orinda, California, reportedly led to the deaths of five people in a shooting.
The party, apparently publicized via Instagram, reportedly drew more than 100 people even though it was booked for a group of a dozen people supposedly celebrating a family reunion.
In response, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky tweeted on Saturday that the company is taking steps to ban “party houses,” which have been a chronic problem for Airbnb, other alternative accommodations businesses, hosts, and neighbors.
You may be interested
Greek court forbids use of apartment for Airbnb accommodationmakis - Dec 10, 2019
A Greek court issued a ruling forbidding the use of an apartment for Airbnb in the city of Nafplio. The…
Birds are shrinking as the climate warmsPanos - Dec 10, 2019
Every day in the spring and fall since 1978, scientists and volunteers at Chicago’s Field Museum have gotten up as…
US Senate foreign affairs head says Turkey’s S-400 party is overPanos - Dec 10, 2019
U.S. Senator Jim Risch, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told CNN in an interview that time is…