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Airbnb cracks down on unauthorized parties in Las Vegas during holiday weekends

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Posted at 5:41 AM, May 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-16 11:05:57-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Airbnb is cracking down on unauthorized parties in Las Vegas.

The company announced it will be barring customers with bad reviews from renting properties during big holiday weekends.

Airbnb piloted the initiative last year over the Fourth of July weekend and stopped more than 1,800 people from booking on their website.

The anchor of the plan is to block certain one-night reservations during both Memorial Day weekend and July Fourth weekend of entire home listings in Las Vegas and throughout the United States.

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This is the first time Airbnb will roll out this defense for Memorial Day weekend.

“It’s one thing to have a policy, but it’s another to do our very best to enforce that policy and to acknowledge the reality that there are always going to be people out there who don’t care about that rule and who try to break that rule,” said Ben Breit, the director of trust and safety for Airbnb.

Breit says parties in Airbnbs haven’t been allowed since the summer of 2020.

In the future, the company could consider the same policy for holiday weekends like Halloween and New Year's.

Airbnb also has a 24/7 neighborhood support line available for people to write in if they have any complaints.