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Airbnb Says 'Anti-Party' Tools Are Working In Pittsburgh

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- Airbnb's efforts to stop unauthorized parties in Pittsburgh neighborhoods have been in effect for more than a year, and now the company is giving us a look at whether or not the program is working.

In the summer of 2020, the company banned parties at its rentals to try and curb the spread of COVID-19.

The company rolled out a system to ban guests under the age of 25 without a positive review history from booking entire homes.

They also banned one-night stays in home on days near major party holidays.

Airbnb says those polices have prevented hundreds of potential party bookings in Pittsburgh -- specifically more than 250 on the 4th of July, more than 300 on Halloween, and over 750 on New Year's Eve.

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