Airbnb bans Travelers Rest host after recording device found in home


The host of a Travelers Rest Airbnb where a recording device was found has been permanently banned from the platform, a company spokeswoman told The Greenville News Tuesday.

Airbnb released the statement after a guest discovered the video recorder in a rented room in the 2000 block of Little Texas Road, according to authorities.

The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were called to the home after midnight on Aug. 9.

“”Airbnb takes privacy extremely seriously and there is absolutely no place in our community for this kind of behavior,” the statement Tuesday said. “This host has been permanently banned from our platform and we are fully supporting our guest. Our team has also reached out to law enforcement to offer our assistance.

“Surveillance devices are never permitted in private spaces, such as bathrooms, bedrooms, or other sleeping areas. There have been over 300 million guest arrivals in Airbnb listings to date and negative incidents are extremely rare.”

Flood said it was too early in the investigation to comment further and that no arrests have been made.


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