Thursday, 30 July 2015

Airbnb Plans to Expand Further Across African

Airbnb Plans to Expand Further Across AfricanAirbnb, the world’s leading community-driven hospitality company, announced its plans to explore the sharing economy’s impact and expansion, particularly on the African continent, which represents a huge opportunity for the company.

In the last twelve months alone, Airbnb has more than doubled in size in Africa.

“The spirit of entrepreneurialism is a common thread that unites the Airbnb community across the globe,” said Brian Chesky, the CEO, “I’m thrilled to meet so many entrepreneurs here at GES who will build and grow this community throughout Africa. And I’m excited to see how Airbnb will empower people across the continent to make extra income while providing travelers with a truly authentic experience.”

As a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE), Brian Chesky joins a group of US business leaders committed to helping to develop the next generation of entrepreneurs around the world.

At the GES 2015, he participated in a roundtable alongside other PAGE members and US Administration officials including US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker.

He will also participated in a discussion with Steve Case on “Getting Ready for Growth,” and lead a Challenge Hack on the sharing economy.

Airbnb will also sponsor prizes for the winners of the GES Youth and Women Spark the Fire Pitch Competition, providing winners of the African Impact, Top Women-Owned African Business, and other winners with Airbnb travel accommodations to support historically marginalized communities on their entrepreneurial journey.Read More...


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