Airbnb unveils plans to expand across South Africa

Founded in August 2008 and headquartered in San Francisco, Airbnb is a website for people to rent out lodging.

It has over a million listings in 34 000 cities and 190 countries.

Mike Wills interviewed Nicola D'Elia, Airbnb General Manager for Middle East & Africa, on The Money Show about their upcoming foray into South Africa.

Scroll down to listen to the audio.

We have more than 27 000 listings in South Africa. Cape Town is one of the fastest growing markets for us.

Nicola D'Elia

We don’t yet have an office here. The service and business model, however, is the same across the world.

Nicola D'Elia

We have a 24-hour customer care service. The percentage of incidents are minimal.

Nicola D'Elia

We optimise the use of resources, much in the way that Uber does.

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