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Airbnb cancels all bookings for DC during Inauguration week


Airbnb won’t be hosting anyone in Washington DC during the week of the Presidential Inauguration, the company said in a statement.

Brian Chesky took to Twitter to confirm the company’s move on Wednesday even as lawmakers in the nation’s Capitol were moving ahead with a historic vote to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time.

We have canceled all Airbnb reservations in DC for Inauguration week.

Guests will be issued a full refund and hosts will still be paid in full for these canceled bookings. https://t.co/K67zaRqdKJ

— Brian Chesky (@bchesky) January 13, 2021

The move to make the blanket ban and effectively shutter Airbnb’s in and around DC ahead of the Inauguration came after the company had committed to review guest bookings in an attempt to ensure that no one associated with last week’s riot at the Capitol used the service to ...


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