Tuesday, October 17th, 2017, Airbnb at an even in Jo’burg South Africa tabled a report highlighting its social and economic impact on the local families and communities in Africa.
In the Airbnb report, there are now over 100,000 homes across Africa listed on Airbnb, and there have been over 2 million guest arrivals to these homes via Airbnb. Airbnb helps in truly explore the continent in ways hotels and tourist hotspots can never achieve. As the tourists get to learn and live like the locals and have first-hand (uncensored) experience of the continent.
The Economic Impact of Airbnb on Africa
The report says the average host in Africa earns about $1,500 annually after hosting an average of 18 nights per year. Collectively, the African continent earned $139 million by sharing their homes with tourists; the hosts keep 97% of the accommodation charges Airbnb charges tourists.
The average age of a host in Africa is 43-years-old; while the host community is evenly split between men and women. Airbnb reckons that home sharing not only healthy for the tourism industry as it is sustainable, and it helps Africans turn their homes …read more