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  • Airbnb Aims To Double African Customers This Year

    Airbnb By Reuters, 1:01 am

    Airbnb, a US-based online marketplace to list or rent short-term lodgings, expects to double its customer numbers in Africa this year to 1.5 million. Company CEO Brian Chesky was in Cape Town’s oldest township Friday to surprise graduates from an Airbnb training program. He described Africa as “an incredibly exciting emerging market for travel.” The top five Airbnb cities in Africa are Cape Town, Marrakesh, Johannesburg, Nairobi and Casablanca, although listings are found from St. Helena island in the South Atlantic Ocean to Freetown, Sierra Leone, and Somalia.

  • Airbnb CEO: How To Build A Great Internet Company In Africa

    airbnb By Staff, 3:53 am

    Africa’s new generation of technology entrepreneurs are devising solutions to just about every challenge under the sun – from giving farmers access to markets to alerting commuters on the state of traffic. Many dream of building pan-African, even global, companies. According to Brian Chesky, founder and CEO of home-rental site Airbnb, entrepreneurs should start by not focusing too much on scale.

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