Airbnb tackles 'disruptive party houses' in new partnership
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Airbnb is tackling what it calls a "threat" imposed on communities by repeat party house offenders.
To solve the issue, the home-sharing company announced plans – in partnership with Vrbo, which is an Expedia Group company – to develop the Community Integrity Program, which is a combined effort to address community safety through sharing information on listings.
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The companies will utilize a third-party intermediary to develop "a process that identifies properties that have been permanently removed from each platform due to repeated violations of respective community policies," Airbnb said.
Information about those properties will be available for both companies to evaluate and "take the appropriate action."
Both companies are already well-versed in addressing the challenge of disruptive party houses. Although Vrbo’s Stay Neighborly and Airbnb’s Neighborhood Support Line allow community members and hosts to "elevate" any issues, Airbnb cautioned that "the challenge persists."
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For instance, "repeat offenders may be delisted by one platform, only to pop up on another," according to Airbnb.