The Morning After: Airbnb tests anti-party tech

Airbnb, which announced a permanent ban on inn parties back in June, is testing anti-party technology in the US and Canada. Not that these tools are actual party crash gadgets. The tools focus on when the customer books a property and considers multiple factors to identify “potentially high-risk reservations.” They take into account elements such as how long the prospective guest has had an Airbnb account, how far the listing is from where they live, and how many positive reviews they have had in the past. For example, it may indicate a planned stay of one or two nights over the weekend in the guest’s hometown. In Australia, where Airbnb first tested the tools, it reportedly reduced the number of unauthorized parties by 35 percent.

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