Airbnb aims to double growth in Africa this year to reach 1.5 million customers

Airbnb Aims to Double Growth in Africa This Year

Airbnb expects to maintain its rapid growth in Africa this year and double its customer numbers to 1.5 million, its Chief Executive Brian Chesky and regional head told Reuters on Friday.

The number of people using the online room rental service on the continent rose by 143 percent to about 765,000 guests in 2016 from the year before, said Nicola D’Elia, the firm’s Africa and Middle East chief.

“If you just look at 2017, it’s going to double, you will have 1.5 million people at the end of this year,” added D’Elia.

Read more: Airbnb Aiming to Double Growth in Africa This Year | Fortune.com

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