Source: Airbnb via Bloomberg

Airbnb Plans Africa Expansion

Bookings in South Africa have been increasing 257 percent, and the company is paying closer attention

Airbnb is hoping to spread its unique brand of hospitality throughout Africa. The San Francisco company, which allows people to rent rooms in their private homes to travelers over the Internet, held an event July 27 in Johannesburg, where Airbnb Chief Executive Officer Brian Chesky walked local reporters through the company’s ambitions in the world’s second-most populous continent. 

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