Europe, Asia? No - Airbnb's next big push is in Africa

Dakar, Senegal is predicted to be one of the top 10 most visited cities in Africa in 2015

Airbnb, the world’s leading service to rent out rooms or properties over the Internet, has announced plans to rapidly accelerate its growth in Africa, particularly in key markets such as Kenya and South Africa.

The service has already seen its listings more than double in the continent in the last year, while the number of users in the region has increased by 145%. Now, the San Francisco-based company want to capture an even bigger share of the 60 million tourists that visit Africa each year.

Airbnb’s CEO Brian Chesky was one of the attendees at last month’s Global Entrepreneurial Summit 2015 in Nairobi — also attended by U.S. president Barack Obama and his Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta, as member of a group of U.S. business leaders committed to helping to develop the next generation of entrepreneurs around the world.

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