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Airbnb says it is permanently banning “disruptive parties and events” at its listings worldwide, as well as “party house” properties.

The company had put in place a temporary party ban back in August 2020, and on June 28 of this year, made it an official policy.

Airbnb says in Georgia, it has seen a 70% year-over-year drop in party reports since the ban.

The company also has anti-party measures in place for the 4th of July weekend where guests without a history of positive reviews will be prohibited from making one-night reservations in entire home listings.

Party houses have become a big issue in local cities. Both Sandy Springs and Dunwoody have implemented party house bans, which prohibit commercial events in residential areas.

Amy Wenk was editor of Reporter Newspapers in 2021-22.