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“Anti-party” policy: Airbnb raises the tone again

2022-08-18T16:23:51.058Z

The American version of the rental platform has just inaugurated an algorithm to detect suspicious reservations and block them.



The party is over at Airbnb.

The rental platform between individuals has just unveiled a new tool which should put a definitive end to the attempts of certain customers to transform properties into improvised party rooms.

An algorithm has just been inaugurated in the United States, which should make it possible to detect “at risk” profiles and block their reservation.

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In 2020, the platform had already launched a global device prohibiting the organization of parties.

First "temporary", it was made permanent this year.

In France, users under 25 with less than three positive reviews risk having their reservation canceled if it is near their place of residence, advertisements that have already been the subject of a complaint have removed and it is now possible for hosts to cancel reservations without penalty in case of suspicion.

6000 customers banned in 2021

An occupancy capacity limited to 16 people has even been introduced in the context of the fight against the Covid-19 epidemic, but it will be lifted in the coming months.

In 2021, more than 6,600 travelers paid the price for this policy: their account was simply deleted for non-compliance with the rules.

The platform therefore does not intend to stop there with the launch of its new “anti-party” technology in the United States and Canada.

First tested in Australia, this new algorithm allows Airbnb to analyze "customer" user data: their rating, the duration and even the occurrence of their reservations (if a user makes reservations mostly on weekdays or on weekends).

Thanks to this information, Airbnb hopes to recognize and banish users likely to deviate from the rule by organizing a fiesta.

Since October 2021, the American unicorn explains that it has recorded a 35% drop in incidents linked to unauthorized parties in Australian “test areas”.

Read alsoAirbnb: does the new version of the platform live up to the promises?

Not yet deployed in France

If this algorithm is deployed in North America, its inauguration is not planned for the moment in France or in Europe.

Contacted by

Le Figaro

, the platform said it "

continually develops and tests new technologies to strengthen its protections

" while "

regularly reviewing all [its] measures with a view to effectively applying

[its]

anti-party policy

". .

Last June, Airbnb indicated in a press release that its party ban policy alone had reduced the number of party reports in France by nearly 40%.

In August 2021, she revealed that the reservations of more than 240,000 people had been blocked in France in one year.

Source: lefigaro

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