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Airbnb makes global party ban permanent, saying it works

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Posted at 11:13 AM, Jun 28, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-28 11:21:46-04

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Airbnb says it's making its party ban permanent.

The short-term rental company said Tuesday that the temporary ban it put into effect in 2020 is working, so it decided to make it permanent.

The company says reports of parties at listed properties have dropped 44% from a year ago.

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Airbnb has been trying to crack down on parties since late 2019, after a fatal shooting at a rented house in California.

While making the ban permanent, Airbnb is lifting a capacity limit on some rentals. Airbnb says some property owners want to eliminate the limit of 16 people at large properties.