Airbnb has announced that they will cancel all reservations made in Washington D.C., for the week of January 18th. The move intends to prevent travelers from going to Washington during the inauguration of President-elect Biden. The company is also blocking any new reservations from being made in Washington for that week.
- Airbnb will be reimbursing all travelers who currently have bookings.
- The company will also pay all hosts a sum equivalent to what they would have earned from their guests. This money will come out of the company's own accounts.
- The move is part of a new safety plan the company is instituting. This includes banning all individuals involved in the U.S. Capitol riots from the service.
- The company will also be banning all individuals they believe to be associates of hate groups from making bookings in the future.