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Airbnb to cancel bookings in Washington metro area during Inauguration week

13 Jan 2021 / 23:32 H.

    Jan 13 (Reuters) - Home-sharing giant Airbnb and HotelTonight, which it bought in 2019, is blocking and cancelling all hotel reservations in the Washington DC Metro area during the week of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, it said on Wednesday.

    "This decision was informed by inputs from our host community as well as local, state and federal officials," Airbnb said in a short statement. (Reporting by Anirban Sen in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur)

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