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Airbnb guests contributed billions to SA economy in 2020

16 September 2021

In 2020, a ‘crisis year’ for tourism in South Africa, travel on Airbnb contributed more than R8 billion to the economy, supporting around 21,500 jobs according to a new report from independent consultancy Genesis Analytics, commissioned by Airbnb.

The report highlights how the Airbnb platform contributes to the growth of the tourist economy and that this growth is increasingly inclusive in nature.

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