Airbnb cancels Washington rentals during Biden inauguration

Aibnb says it will ban bookings in Washington around the time of US President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration after local authorities asked people to stay away following the attack on the US Capitol.

“We are announcing that Airbnb will cancel reservations in the Washington, DC metro area during the inauguration week. Additionally, we will prevent any new reservations in the Washington, DC area from being booked during that time by blocking such reservations,” the company says in a statement.

Members of the National Guard walk through the Rotunda of the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 13, 2021, ahead of an expected House vote impeaching US President Donald Trump. (SAUL LOEB / AFP)