Airbnb anti-party system blocks 375,000 bookings across Europe

Europe: Airbnb’s anti-party system has blocked around 375,000 bookings across Europe since being launched in August 2020.

Airbnb says the system was introduced to “prevent irresponsible behaviour and reduce unauthorised parties in accommodation in some countries in Europe”. It has also implemented the system in the United States and Canada.

In Spain alone, around 50,000 requests for accommodation have either been redirected or denied.

“Thousands of stays are made every night in Spain, with the vast majority of travellers being respectful and considerate of their neighbours. Airbnb is committed to ensuring that communities can enjoy the positive benefits of responsible tourism, and these measures are helping to eliminate the kind of behaviour that has absolutely no place on Airbnb,” said Monica Casañas, managing director of Airbnb Marketing Services S.L.

“Airbnb is committed to ensuring that communities can enjoy the positive benefits of responsible tourism, and these measures are helping to eliminate the kind of behaviour that has absolutely no place on Airbnb,” she added.

In France, around 53,000 people were prevented from reserving a property in the Paris area, more than 7,000 in Marseille and more than 4,000 in Bordeaux.