MEC for Economic Opportunities Alan Winde says the tourism industry around the world needs to find a way to let both Airbnb and hotels co-exist.
Looking at the trends, Winde says more and more people are using technology for tourism needs like Uber and Airbnb.
He spoke about countries that have banned Airbnb and the tensions around it, saying they should let these industries work together.
We would like to have a system that enables both existing industries as well as disruptive industries to work together so that everyone manages to share the system that creates the economic opportunities.— Alan Winde, MEC for Economic Opportunities
A shared economy is the future..— Alan Winde, MEC for Economic Opportunities
Winde says they are busy working on bringing the two industries together, which is something that has created tensions around the world.
He says South Africa should become a leader in showing the world a new system that works.
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This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Local tourism bucking the world Airbnb trend