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Airbnb Cancelling and Blocking All Reservations in the DC Area During Inauguration

by UrbanTurf Staff

An Airbnb on Capitol Hill.

Airbnb announced Wednesday that it will cancel all reservations in the DC region during the week of the presidential inauguration in response to officials asking people not to travel to DC. 

"Airbnb’s work continues to be informed by inputs from our local host community as well as Washington, D.C. officials, Metro Police and Members of Congress throughout this week," the company said in a statement on Wednesday. "In particular, Mayor Bowser, Governor Hogan and Governor Northam have been clear that visitors should not travel to the D.C. Metro area for the Inauguration. Additionally, we are aware of reports emerging yesterday afternoon regarding armed militias and known hate groups that are attempting to travel and disrupt the Inauguration."

Guests will be refunded for their planned stays and Airbnb will reimburse hosts for the money that they would've earned during the week. 

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