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Airbnb tests policies against unauthorized parties

From Friday 14 August, the American company plans to test new measures in France, the United Kingdom and Spain to, among other things, limit unauthorised parties. This new policy, which has already been implemented in the United States and Canada, only applies to people under the age of 25. 

On the transatlantic side, several parties in rented accommodation on the platform escalated. To address this, Airbnb had decided that young people under the age of 25 could no longer rent an entire apartment "in their community" if they had less than three positive comments.

According to Airbnb, the first trials conducted in North America have proven successful. They report "a significant drop in the number of unauthorized parties held."

Airbnb's EMEA director of public affairs, Patrick Robinson, says the policy is a matter of neighborliness:

"We want to do everything in our power to promote good neighborly relations and we hope that this new measure will leave no doubt that unauthorized parties have no place in the accommodation offered on Airbnb."

Since 2019, Airbnb prohibits parties and events without organization. The company has also temporarily deactivated the filter "adapted to events" in searches on its platform. Guests are even encouraged to get noise detectors to prevent wild parties organized without the owners' knowledge.

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