ANKARA – Airbnb announced Tuesday that it placed a permanent ban on parties after banning those activities and similar events around the world in August 2020.

"The temporary ban has proved effective, and today we are officially codifying the ban as our policy," the global online marketplace for lodging said in a statement. "Disruptive parties and events will continue to be prohibited, including open-invite gatherings. 'Party house' properties will continue to be strictly prohibited as well.”

The US-based company said there has been a 44 percent drop in the annual rate of party reports since the temporary ban took effect almost two years ago.

Some individuals carried partying behavior to rented homes, including through Airbnb, when many bars and clubs were closed or restricted occupancy during the coronavirus pandemic, it said.

"This was concerning to us due to both the disruptive nature of unauthorized parties and the risk of such gatherings spreading the virus," it added.

Airbnb said the ban has been received well by host communities and it received positive feedback from community leaders and elected officials since its implementation. (Anadolu)