Feb 6, 2020

Airbnb blocks under-25s booking 'party houses' in Canada

Airbnb will no longer allow under-25s in Canada to book whole properties in their local area, to try to prevent potentially violent house parties. The new rules follow a shooting at a Toronto Airbnb booking last week in which three people were killed. Under-25s will only be able to book whole properties if they have a track record of positive reviews on Airbnb. The aim is to curb the use of Airbnb properties for "Unauthorised parties", Airbnb senior vice president Chris Lehane told a press conference. Airbnb said it would "Continue to deploy additional security measures to further strengthen the platform in Canada and around the world".

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