Some of you ( including myself) have commented about the updated version of the cancellation policies that are now active in Italy. Today I opened the URL of the new policies and find something that was a total surprise for me.
Under “Additional Terms” you will see a paragraph that says:
Canceling overlapping reservations
If a guest books a new reservation that at the time of booking overlaps with any part of an existing reservation made by the guest, the Airbnb guest service fees will be non-refundable for this new reservation.
Rounding up: A guest can book a place (A) and another one (B) for the same travel dates to save the ones he likes most. His wife was smart and told him to book another one © with her account. Suppose all of them have Strict cancellation policy so that 30 days before check-in they will have to make a desition of which one is the one they are going to stay. He cancels B and C and Airbnb charges him the service fees of B only. “B” and “C” will now have 30days to find a new guest to filled those dates now available. Isn’t crazy?