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Velma Corcoran
Tourism And Hospitality

Velma Corcoran shares her recipe on how to master Airbnb’s platform.

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Velma is the Regional Lead, Middle East Africa for Airbnb with a mandate to accelerate growth and highlight the potential of the region. She's worked extensively in South Africa and the UK across advertising and brand strategy for companies like Yellowwood Future Architects, Lowe London, OIL and the Jupiter Drawing Room. Seeking to merge her love of travel and technology, Velma joined Airbnb in 2016 and is passionate about how Airbnb can redefine travel in Africa by democratising travel and taking tourism to people and places that need it most.


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Airbnb has democratised the global hospitality sector. The accommodation platform has enabled millions of homeowners to become business owners by essentially turning their homes into self-catering spaces that can accommodate tourists or anyone who wants a place to live short term. 

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In this recipe, Airbnb’s Velma Corcoran explains how the platform works and how entrepreneurs can use it to its full potential.


Learn from someone who speaks from a position of real authority, perspective and experience.


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