Airbnb will block all UK bookings on its platform, except those made by key employees starting today after criticism that some hosts allowed customers to travel to vacation destinations during the lockout .
The move comes after Time reported that Cornwall council had received 650 reports of vacation rentals and homeowners flouting government directives in the past five days, most of which were reported as properties rented through Airbnb.
Rob Nolan, a cabinet member of the Cornwall Council for the Environment and Public Safety, said that one of the biggest problems was that the company “would not close its lists.” “It is a very difficult business to grasp,” he said. Time.
Nigel Huddleston, the Minister of Tourism, said that