The proliferation of online platforms for commerce has been rapidly revolutionising the way business is done around the world – including in the Pacific Islands.
The global ‘sharing economy’ has given rise to businesses like Airbnb. Businesses like these leverage the power of the internet to find customers from around the world for businesses that list with them – no matter where they are in the world.
So, if you have a property that you can let out entirely or in part for guests visiting your country or city, you can list it on an online service like Airbnb and you’re on your way to making money from your prized asset every time someone rents it through the online service.
PTI Australia is keen for people living in the Pacific Islands to benefit from the rapidly growing online technologies-driven sharing economy.
PTI Australia has joined forces with Airbnb to bring an inaugural series of Airbnb workshops to the Pacific Islands. The first workshop in Samoa is being facilitated with the support of the Samoa Tourism Authority and the Samoan Chamber of Commerce.
Founded in 2008, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodation around the world – online or from a mobile phone. Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price point, in more than 65,000 cities and 191 countries.
With a growing community of users Airbnb provides an easy way for families to make extra income from the additional space they have by showcasing what they have to offer to an audience of millions.
Chad Morris, General Manager Investment & Tourism, PTI Australia said that Airbnb is a great opportunity for local Samoans to generate extra income.
“Pacific Islanders are naturally amazing hosts, we’re seeing the emergence of a new type of traveller who are looking for a different holiday experience, travellers that may not have considered the Pacific Islands before.
“Airbnb is a great opportunity for Samoan families to generate some extra income from a spare room or fale they may have. Currently there are only 60 active hosts in Samoa who earn about US$2,700 a year, so we know the demand is there.”
AIRBNB PACIFIC WORKSHOP – SAMOA
Wednesday 14 February, Apia, Samoa
Places are limited, RSVP Kristian Scanlan, Samoa Tourism Authority e: Kristian@samoa.travel t: 63509 To secure your spot.
For more information about PTI Australia’s partnership with Airbnb contact Chad Morris, General Manager Investment & Tourism, PTI Australia e:Chad.Morris@Pacifictradeinvest.com