As it turns out, too many people have been throwing Project X-style parties in unsuspecting host’s houses. As a result, Airbnb have announced a complete ban on all parties and events in a host’s home.
This isn’t out of the blue though as in 2020 the company had announced a temporary ban on all parties and events listings worldwide. This was an effective ban as it curbed unauthorised parties and chronic party houses that really ticked off the neighbours by about 44%. This ban is focused on those people staying for just one night to throw a massive event.
The company released a statement,
Guests who break the rules will face “serious consequences” that range from an immediate account suspension to a complete removal from the platform. And they aren’t joking either as last year they removed 6,600 guests who attempted to sidestep the party ban.
In addition, Airbnb have announced that they are removing the temporary 16-person occupancy cap that was introduced during the Covid-19 pandemic. This was implemented for obvious reasons related to Covid, but it definitely irked hosts with massive properties designed for more than 16 people – think castles and villas.
“Removing this cap is meant to allow those hosts to responsibly utilised the space in their homes while still complying with our ban on disruptive parties. This new and long-term policy was enacted to help encourage and support community safety.”
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Call me petty, if you will, but as the owner of the original MIH watch, I am a more than a little miffed that this watch is coming back, albeit in a slightly altered form and under a different name. Kinda.
Joseph had a chat with Oris Australia’s Managing Director, Peter Borghouts. They talk about the history and philosophy of Oris and the stories behind select pieces.