All Airbnbs in Central Beijing Unavailable During Two Sessions

By That's Beijing, March 6, 2018

0 0

If you’re looking to book an Airbnb in central Beijing this month, you’re out of luck. Airbnb has removed all listings located within the Fifth Ring Road through March 30. Customers who already made reservations have been refunded.  

The move coincides with the annual National People’s Congress (NPC) and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) (aka the 'Two Sessions'). This year, the CPPCC commenced on March 3, while the NPC began on March 5. The meetings will take place in the heart of the capital for the next two weeks. 

READ MORE: Explainer: Just What Exactly Are the 'Two Sessions'?

No reasons were given for the unavailability of Airbnbs, but many speculate that the situation is directly related to the Two Sessions. According to Airbnb, the move was made based on "external factors" and an attempt to be "good neighbors," Business Insider reports. 


201803/beijing-cancels-airbnb-two-sessions.jpg


A search for accommodation on Airbnb’s site during March shows that only a few homes in outlying districts are available. Searches for homes in central Beijing receive a statement saying, "Due to external circumstances, homes in Beijing are unavailable through March 30," according to Business Insider

201803/airbnb-beijing.jpg

This isn’t the first time Beijing has experienced the sudden unavailability of Airbnbs. The company removed all listings last October, during Party Congress. 

READ MORE: Beijing Cracks Down on Airbnbs During Party Congress

Things will likely be back to normal on April 1. 

[Image via Business Insider]

more news

China Begins Opening Skies to Foreign Airlines

Ninety-five foreign airlines that suspended flights to the PRC can apply to restart services.

Adidas Pledges to Boost Investment in China

Currently, the company has three logistic centers around the country: two in Suzhou and one in Tianjin.

Can China's New e-RMB Attain Digital Dominance?

It seems only fitting for China to be one of the first countries to launch their own digital currency.

Are Companies Leaving China? Here's What AmCham President Says

We reached out to Beebe to hear his thoughts on the business outlook for companies in China and the 'China +1' strategy.

China Unveils The World’s First 3D AI Anchor to Cover 'Two Sessions'

She can walk and talk simultaneously, something her 2D predecessors’ couldn’t do.

Sporting Events Set to Resume in China

The General Administration of Sport made the announcement around the same time the NBA in the US set its target date.

COVID-19 Case on Very First German-Chartered Flight to China

This was the first German-chartered flight to China as the two countries begin restarting their economies.

0 User Comments

In Case You Missed It…

We're on WeChat!

Scan our QR Code at right or follow us at thatsonline for events, guides, giveaways and much more!

7 Days in China With thatsmags.com

Weekly updates to your email inbox every Wednesday

Subscribe

Download previous issues

Never miss an issue of That's Magazines!

Visit the archives

Get the App. Your essential China city companion.