Airbnb gives no treats to Massachusetts Halloween Renters
Airbnb banned one-night rentals over the upcoming Halloween weekend in an effort to prevent parties — and thus, possible outbreaks of the coronavirus.
The home-sharing company announced that it will bar one-night rentals on Oct. 30 and 31 to “protect our hosts and the communities they live in,” according to Business Insider.
Those who have already booked stays that violate the new rules will get refunds, and hosts will still be paid for what they would have made from the booking,
Real Estate and the Bottom Line
Airbnb has seen a surge in local bookings as travelers stay closer to home during the pandemic. But the company has also instituted new rules to stop people from throwing parties that could turn into Covid-19 spreader events. In July the company forbids anyone under the age of 25 from booking listings close to where they live, and in August it limited capacity on rentals to 16 people or fewer. House parties have been banned since the summer as well.
Source: Business Insider