Vacation rental company Airbnb is cracking down on people who rent properties and throw noisy parties. Here’s how…
Airbnb’s new screening tech
Airbnb recently launched new reservation technology designed to reduce the risk of noisy parties being thrown at properties in South Africa.
According to reports from Tourism Update, the new Reservation screening technology helps identify potential higher-risk reservations and prevent those bookings from being made on the app.
How does it work?
As per details, the tech identifies certain factors relating to the guest’s account booking history that may show a higher risk for this type of incident.
Some of these factors include whether the guest has a history of positive reviews, or no positive reviews, length of the trip and if the booking was made for the weekend or a weekday.
Velma Corcoran, the Regional Lead for Middle East and Africa at Airbnb, said that they want to help hosts and neighbourhoods in South Africa to enjoy the benefits of local tourism while taking steps to crack down on bad behaviour on Airbnb.
The technology was launched globally in 2020 and Airbnb saw reduced reports of parties where the pilot was in effect.
The vacation rental company also claimed that they were optimistic that the new screening system would have a positive impact on the South African community as well as support their goal to reduce the risk of safety and property damage incidents on Airbnb.