Download the first version of the The Airbnb Africa Academy Toolkit here. The toolkit is a step by step guide, designed as part of the Airbnb Africa Academy. It is to assist hosts and co-hosts in rural and township communities to understand the tourism opportunity in their community, how to get onto the Airbnb platform and what it takes to be a successful host. This is a useful tool for hosts as well as organisations that focus on community development and tourism training. This toolkit is focused on both homes and experiences.
The most recent iteration of the Airbnb Africa Academy took place in Johannesburg and in Cape Town in 2018, working with 12 communities in Gauteng and the Western Cape. The two-day sessions covered subjects including ways of becoming a tourism entrepreneur, evaluating the tourism potential in local communities, navigating the Airbnb platform, understanding guest expectations, and information on the standards that apply to Superhosts. Each participant was provided with the opportunity to experience the Airbnb platform firsthand, participating in an Experience and spending the night in a home listed on Airbnb.