I am looking for a link or quote from the TOS about this - I think it will be a good addition to my arsenal of saved messages.
Here’s the Help Center article
Here’s the Terms of Service but I couldn’t find “third party” in there. Maybe it’s in the insurance part.
Here’s what it says under FAQ for Airbnb for work, where 3rd party is permitted:
For fun I’ve looked several places on the internet and didn’t quickly find it.
Under help: Transparency and trust are vital to the Airbnb experience. People rely on information in Airbnb profiles, reviews, and other verifications when deciding whether to host or stay with someone.
We require Airbnb reservations booked for personal travel to be booked by the person who’s going to stay at the listing.
Instead of making a reservation for someone else, consider referring them to Airbnb. You can refer them to Airbnb directly from your dashboard by clicking the Invite Friends button. When a referred friend or family member successfully completes a qualifying reservation, you’ll earn travel credit.
For business trips, Airbnb allows designated bookers at companies enrolled in Airbnb for Work to book trips on behalf of others. If you book travel for your company, find out more about booking for your team.
It’s easy to find in the help center articles or on the Airbnb community pages but I trying to find the actual statements in the TOS? Good luck.
It’s always a good idea to read the fine print of course. As I’m trying to find the words that explictly state that 3rd party bookings are prohibited I’m reminded of some other interesting statements in there which are worthy of a separate post.
I think I have it. Under section 14.1, prohibited activities, there is a long list of prohibited activities and it says this
- unless Airbnb explicitly permits otherwise, book any Listing if you will not actually be using the Host Services yourself;