I am not surprised that Lagos is one of AirBnb's largest growing markets globally. The city is West Africa's economic centre and tourists and business people that are coming in everyday are beginning to lean more to short-let stays than hotels because of that warmth and feeling of home it provides. I am in Abuja, the capital city of the country and I can see that people are already adopting the AirBnb model here. I think it's here to stay.
I knew this day would come, but I didn't realize it would be so soon. A few weeks ago when I did a market research on vacation accommodation, Airbnb popped up. Data showed that they were growing. Seeing this growth reach Nigeria gives me a really smooth feeling. What makes this development especially important to me it's the way people will now have the luxury of choosing between conventional hotel accommodation and more homely accommodation arrangement. Airbnb presents option in Lagos, and options are good.