Paris is blaming Airbnb for population declines in the heart of the city

Paris is blaming Airbnb for population declines in the heart of the city Between 2009 and 2014, the number of people living in Paris’s 1st arrondissement fell by 5%. The Paris mayor’s office attributed the falling urban population to lower birth rates, but also to an increase in second homes, particularly those rented out seasonally to tourists. Source: Hotel Marketing Paris is blaming Airbnb for population declines in the heart of the city