Airbnb steps in promoting African countries

Published on : Monday, January 15, 2018

Threshold wants intervention on property rent on AirbnbAirbnb is reportedly launching a $100,000 digital campaign to promote tourism to destinations located in Africa.



This accommodation company will use the money to promote its listings in Haiti, El Salvador and African countries, where the tourism is not well flourished.



In a series of tweets over the past several days, Airbnb and co-founder Brian Chesky shared photos of destinations in Haiti, Ghana, Kenya, Senegal and Morocco, which are in downtrodden economy, but have the scope to flourish in travel and tourism industry that will generate economy there.



Chesky said in a tweet that there are about 2.7 million guests have booked Airbnb reservations across Africa, El Salvador and Haiti, resulting in $170 million in payouts to hosts in those areas.



Earlier this week, US President Trump allegedly questioned in an immigration meeting why the United States would want to admit more people from Haiti. As for Africa, he asked why more people from “s—hole countries” should be allowed into the United States.


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