AHLA Statement on GSA 2018 Per Diem Rates

Washington, D.C. – (August 11, 2016) – The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today issued the following statement on the federal per diem rates for FY2018 released by the General Services Administration (GSA).


“Government travel is incredibly important to the hotel industry, generating thousands of jobs and billions in travel spending that supports communities around the country,” said Craig Kalkut, Vice President of Government Affairs for AHLA. “The American Hotel & Lodging Association works closely with the General Services Administration to ensure that lodging per diem rates align with market conditions as well as reflect good value for the government. Since the government per diem rates are often used as a guide by other organizations in setting their travel standards, it is imperative that we strive to ensure fair and reasonable rates are established.”


Click here and choose "2018" in the Fiscal Year drop down menu for specific information regarding different localities. Federal per diem rates, which establish the maximum amount government travelers may pay for hotel rooms, are established each year based on actual market data compiled and provided by STR.