Coronavirus: Airbnb blocks bookings as 'irresponsible' ads for 'isolation retreats' rise Despite holiday lets being banned during the lockdown, properties have been advertised as a way to escape the COVID-19 pandemic.

Despite holiday lets being banned during the lockdown, properties have been advertised as a way to escape the COVID-19 pandemic.

Airbnb has announced it is blocking bookings for most British customers following an increase in the number of so-called "isolation retreats".

Even though lockdown measures are in force across the country, some Airbnb hosts have been accused of being "incredibly irresponsible" by advertising their properties as a way to escape from the coronavirus pandemic.

Some of the listings were described as a "perfect place for isolation and security", while others were promoted as being...
source: The Sky News

2020-04-09 05:50
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