After several fatal parties over Halloween last year, Airbnb is introducing a ban on single-night bookings that weekend as a matter of public safety and public health.

It will also cancel any existing one-night reservations for Halloween weekend, and refund guests.

Airbnb formally banned house parties of more than 16 people at its listings worldwide in August this year, and is now also taking additional steps to restrict last-minute bookings by guests without a history of positive reviews on its site.

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