The ad goes on to explain that Manchester bomber Salman Abedi was staying in a short-term rental property at the time of the attack, where he is believed to have been sent chemicals to help create the bomb.
The property that Abedi stayed in was not an Airbnb listing and the company has described the ad as an “outrageous scare tactic”.
Peter Schottenfels, a spokesperson for Airbnb told the NY Daily News: “The fact is Airbnb had nothing to do with the tragic events in Manchester and we are one of the only hospitality companies that runs background checks on all US residents, both hosts and guests.
“Hotel CEOs have a responsibility to tell us why they don’t do the same and why they continue to fund this sort of despicable, cynical advertising.”
Airbnb has run its own counter-campaign called ‘Scare Tactics’ which raises questions about hotel safety.