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    Boarder control

    During the past year, South Africa experienced the strongest growth – 380% – in international visitor arrivals from its fellow BRICS nations, earning the country US$1.88 million, as reported by Business Tech.

    Research by property-sharing service Airbnb found that ‘for guests travelling to South Africa, the leading countries of origin are the US, the UK and Germany’.

    Meanwhile, 63% of South African Airbnb hosts are female – more than 60% of which are ‘superhosts’, defined as ‘hosts who are specially designated by Airbnb as hosting guests frequently, receiving a high number of five-star reviews, and being exceptionally responsive to guests and committed to reservations’.

    Last year saw 620 000 guest arrivals at Airbnb listings around the country – representing 144% year-on-year growth. The average South African host (male and female) receives an average of 3.6 booking requests per 30 days, and is able to boost their annual income by ZAR28 000.

    19 September 2017
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