Real Estate Airbnb's growth driving down lodging prices, says study Updated : April 20, 2019 02:39 PM IST The Florida State University researchers suggest that Airbnb's exponential growth worldwide is devouring an increasing share of hotel revenues and also driving down room prices and occupancy rates. For the study, published in the journal Tourism Management, the researchers examined the effects of Airbnb in 10 major US cities between 2008 and 2017. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.