Airbnb s new tool could help cities crack down on party houses

Get the Full StoryAs people turn to short-term vacation rentals to escape cities during the pandemic, municipalities often don t have the data to ensure tourists are following local public health and noise laws.

Around the world, Airbnbs and other vacation rentals had been refuges for urban dwellers fleeing locked-down cities, sometimes in large, raucous groups. Sometimes, they effectively serve as pop-up speakeasies while coronavirus restrictions leave bars and nightclubs shuttered. As a result, Airbnb announced a ban on parties at rentals on its platform last month.Read Full Story