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In 2016, Airbnb revealed that its South African community generated an estimated ZAR2.4 billion (USD177.58 million) to the country's economy, the sum of guest spending and host income.

During the year under review, hosts welcomed approximately 400,000 guest arrivals into their homes, 37 percent of which were South African, including a majority from Johannesburg which bolstered the significant rise in guest numbers.

Nicola D'Elia, general manager, Africa and the Middle East, Airbnb, commented, "We want to be good partners to everyone in South Africa and support the responsible and sustainable growth of innovative forms of travel."