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Three Kenyan Firms Listed Among 100 Top Tech Pioneers

Three Kenyan firms have been listed among the 100 global top tech pioneers in the World Economic Forum (WEF) Technology Pioneers 2022. Sendy is featured for its role in building fulfillment infrastructure for e-commerce and consumer brands while Access Afya...

6 One-Stop Digital Solutions That Can Save You Time & Money

In our fast-paced lives, time is the one commodity we don’t have a lot of to spare. And, as the pandemic has shown us when we do have some spare time, we would rather spend it with family and...

Airbnb and SnapScan Join Forces to Encourage Local Spending in South Africa

Airbnb has partnered with SnapScan to launch ‘Support Jozi, Shop Local’, an initiative that aims to aid the recovery of SMEs by driving traffic to smaller businesses, and delivering a much-needed economic boost to local communities. Using the SnapScan app,...

INTERVIEW: Rentoza – Africa’s First On-Demand Rental Platform

New startup Rentoza is Africa's first on-demand rental platform. Started by a group of 4 South Africans convinced the stuff hiding in the bottom of their cupboards and garages should be paying rent for taking up so much space -...

Airbnb travel data shows growth across Africa

Data released by the hospitality community, Airbnb, reveals that guests are travelling off the beaten track, to towns and cities others often overlook. According to the data, Bloemfontein, South Africa’s judicial capital, has tripled the number of guest arrivals...

Airbnb hosts need to be vigilant over the festive period

According to an overview of the Airbnb community in South Africa, Airbnb hosts welcomed almost 400 000 guests between 1 January and 31 December 2016. As peak tourism season fast approaches, Marike van Niekerk, Legal and Compliance Manager at MUA, says...

The sharing economy: Opportunities for hoteliers

Attend a hotel conference these days and the issue of the sharing economy is likely to raise its head, in particular competition from short-term rental services via the internet. Airbnb is a classic example of the sharing economy, as the...

Airbnb’s research reveals 10 powerful facts relating to African hospitality

On Tuesday 17 October 2017, Airbnb released the findings of their research into the company's dealings in Africa. According to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) travel and tourism accounts for 10 percent of global GDP (Gross Domestic...

Airbnb commit $1 million to African community-led tourism projects

On Tuesday 17 October 2017 Airbnb announced that the company will invest $1 million through to 2020 in an effort to promote and support community-led tourism projects in Africa. The commitment is part of Airbnb’s vision to empower communities...

Airbnb release findings of African research

On Tuesday 17 October 2017 Airbnb, at an event in Johannesburg, South Africa, released the findings of a study which highlighted the economic and social benefits of travel using Airbnb for local families and their communities. The findings show...
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