More than 320,000 guests have been blocked or redirected from booking attempts
Would Naba please advise how many of each Hosts and Guests were impacted by this?
Can we assume that these figures are around 320,000 people under the age of 25 who may have been potential future users of ABB in general terms?
Does this mean that around 320,000 Hosts also didn't have bookings over these dates for whatever reason because of this party ban undertaken through the use of AI/ Machine Learning?
From other articles online that have appeared in the last week or so, there's a 50 mile or equivalent of 80 kilometer distance factored into account when imposing such restrictions.
Did the Trust and Safety Team factor into account maybe some under 25 year olds don't necessary wish to be molly coddled and prefer to be independent at their ages?
Have they factored into account that some under 25 year olds may be living independently away from home and are traveling to their home locations for long weekends and been responsible citizens and having an overnight rest to break up their journeys?
Has it been factored into account some who have left home are within the 50mile/ 80 kilometer radius restrictions and have had family downsize to smaller homes and no longer have their room available to share with family and prefer a little Independence and not have their lives crammed by having to book a shared home?
Feedback from others here in CC how these decisions are impacting on you all either positively or negatively would be appreciated because we recall seeing some of you have had open conversations with pending Guests only to have them blocked.
Admins here in CC it would be appreciated if this article is left fully intact as it impacts on our Communities and without it, it restricts what should be an openly discussed matter that impacts on Hosting and Future consumer experiences with ABB.
Airbnb Party Preventer Naba Banerjee reduced Parties 55 percent in two years.
As the person in charge of Airbnb’s worldwide ban on parties, Naba Banerjee has spent more than three years figuring out how to battle party “collusion” by users, flag “repeat party houses” and, most of all, design an anti-party AI system.
The AI models look at hundreds of factors, including the reservation’s closeness to the user’s birthday, the user’s age, length of stay, the listing’s proximity to where the user is based, weekend vs. weekday, and whether the listing is in a popular location.
There was a global 55% drop in parties reported on Airbnb between August 2020 and August 2022, according to the company, and since the worldwide launch of Banerjee’s system in May, more than 320,000 guests have been blocked or redirected from booking attempts.
Add to the mix, when State of Emergencies and Disasters occur, it is likely that Guests, including those under the age of 25 years may need accommodation within or near a 50 mile/ 80 kilometre radius of where they may have been living.
They to may have lost their accommodation.
Do we deny these people independent accommodation and independence?
Do we assume just because it's a Public Holiday or weekend that they are going to Party and cause havoc in our communities?
Note this number this is during Covid19 restriction era of 2020 to 2022.
If Naba would please provide a greater breakdown of regions etc where these blocks took place it would help us all to know how we can better society and our communities where these challenges with Parties are arising.
Thanks in advance
Alternatively Nathan (Nate) Blecharczyk who is one of the co-founder of Airbnb and Chief Strategy Officer would you please provide us with this requested information?
To my fellow Kiwis here in New Zealand, if your are under 25 years, do you really want to not be able to go surfing or away for a beach/ seaside one night or weekend holiday within an 80 kilometre /50 mile radius of where you live in the cities, for your mental and physical well being and not be able to book an entire home through ABB?