Airbnb says it will also allow guests and hosts to cancel without penalties if their booking is in mainland China or South Korea, or if guests are coming from those two locations. Photo: ShutterstockAirbnb says it will also allow guests and hosts to cancel without penalties if their booking is in mainland China or South Korea, or if guests are coming from those two locations. Photo: Shutterstock
Airbnb says it will also allow guests and hosts to cancel without penalties if their booking is in mainland China or South Korea, or if guests are coming from those two locations. Photo: Shutterstock

Airbnb coronavirus cancellations: refund, discrimination issues sparked as hosts and guests enter unknown territory

  • Airbnb hosts and guests are cancelling bookings on both ends in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, with some Asian guests reporting discrimination
  • Refund issues are also arising, with one American, who cancelled a trip to South Korea because of virus fears, unhappy with not getting a full refund

Topic |   Asia travel
Airbnb says it will also allow guests and hosts to cancel without penalties if their booking is in mainland China or South Korea, or if guests are coming from those two locations. Photo: ShutterstockAirbnb says it will also allow guests and hosts to cancel without penalties if their booking is in mainland China or South Korea, or if guests are coming from those two locations. Photo: Shutterstock
Airbnb says it will also allow guests and hosts to cancel without penalties if their booking is in mainland China or South Korea, or if guests are coming from those two locations. Photo: Shutterstock
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