Airbnb said on Wednesday that it is cancelling reservations and barring new ones in the Washington, DC metro area next week in response to official pleas not to travel to the area for the United States’ inauguration week.

Airbnb also cited ‘reports emerging yesterday afternoon regarding armed militias and known hate groups that are attempting to travel and disrupt the Inauguration’ in its announcement on Wednesday [File: Erin Scott/Reuters]

Airbnb said on Wednesday that it is cancelling reservations and barring new ones in the Washington, DC metro area next week where the inauguration of United States President-elect Joe Biden is set to take place on January 20th.

The online marketplace for vacation rentals said in a statement that it made the decision

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