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What is the Airbnb Academy?
- Confident using the Airbnb app and website;
- Empowered to tell their personal story on a tech platform;
- Published on the platform, with a Home or Experience listing that stands out;
- Part of the Airbnb community and belong to a network of tourism entrepreneurs around the world.
Why the Airbnb Academy?
What is the Airbnb Academy’s background?
In 2017, Airbnb Academy opened its doors in South Africa to offer hospitality and technology training to underserved towns and rural areas. As part of their USD $1 million commitment to inclusive tourism in Africa, Airbnb expanded the service to other neglected communities in South Africa and Kenya. The effort has recently expanded to include populations in countries other than Africa, such as Guyana and Argentina. Moving forward, we’re considering ways to expand the Academy to realise our vision of a world where everyone can enjoy the power of technology and tourism.
How can you collaborate with Airbnb Academy?
To deliver the Academy, we collaborate with grassroots organisations. They assess our partners using four essential criteria:
Proven track record
A track record of functioning in the community and generating outcomes.
A community-first approach that is consistent with Airbnb’s values of belonging.
An organisation with experience in skill development and training with a technological focus.
An organisation with competence in tourism development.
They find a cohort of motivated individuals in under-resourced or under-represented communities with significant tourist potential by collaborating with our partner organizations. They provide resources to individuals who need to create Homes and Experiences on Airbnb and become leading tourism entrepreneurs in their community.
Airbnb strive to meet the demand of 21st century travellers seeking more sustainable and impactful ways of travelling by opening up economic opportunities for individuals through Airbnb Academy.
What services does the Airbnb Academy provide to partners?
Community assessment tools
Recommendations for assessing your target community’s tourist requirements and prospects.
Curriculum for training and learning
Recommendations for arranging and facilitating digital skills and Academy training in your community.
Groups and discussions
A frequent online platform where partners can connect to share ideas and motivate one another.
Access to the Airbnb Academy team
Access to Airbnb staff who can answer queries and provide useful resources.
An opportunity to share learnings with Airbnb and provide feedback that will help shape the programme.
What exactly is an Airbnb coach?
How Can an Airbnb Coach Assist You in Succeeding?
If you’ve ever considered renting out your home on Airbnb, you know how difficult it is to market your property. Overpricing your home will significantly reduce the number of bookings. The vast majority of your competitors will undercut your prices and steal all of your clients. So the cost is low, right? If you price it too low, you’ll be leaving money on the table, not generating enough sales to cover expenses, and eventually being unprofitable.
So, what should you do? There’s no need to worry since Airbtics provides historical, current, and anticipated rental data. You can also calculate your Airbnb revenue using the Airbnb investment calculator by multiplying your daily rate by the year-round occupancy rate.