Airbnb is working on plans to enable customers to make accommodation bookings on its platform using mobile money. The Silicon Valley giant hopes to use this as a tool to grow in places such as West and East Africa where making payments via mobile phone is the norm. 

Airbnb is a $79bn US technology company that has disrupted the hotel and accommodation industry globally over the past decade. Like Uber in mobility, the business, which owns little property of its own, allows hosts — comprising homeowners and hotel operators — to list their properties for short- or long-term stays. ..

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