Federal per diem rates are established each year by the General Services Administration (GSA) based on actual market data compiled and provided by Smith Travel Research (STR). AHLA continues to work with the GSA to underscore the importance of maintaining per diems at sustainable rates. Additionally, AHLA is engaged with Congress on legislation and policies that impact per diems. 

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AHLA Position

AHLA supports per diem policies that reflect market realities and allow hotels to be fairly compensated for the services they provide, while recognizing the need for the government to get the best value it can for taxpayers. 

Key Stats

  • The federal government spends nearly $2.5 billion on hotel rooms annually
  • Government meetings supports nearly 300,000 jobs and generated $33.5 billion in travel spending
  • $141.5 billion was generated by travel spending for federal, state and local government

Issue Updates

Fair per diem rates ensure that the families of military families can visit thier enlisted family member.

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