The General Services Administration (GSA) released federal per diem rates yesterday for FY 2019 that will go into effect October 1, 2018. The standard continental United States (CONUS) rate will increase from $93 per night for lodging to a new rate of $94.
Most Non-Standard Areas (NSAs) in Maryland will see a $1-$2 increase in per diem in FY 2019. However Howard County will see a $1 decrease and the following areas will fluctuate with both increases and decreases:
- Baltimore City
- Dorchester and Talbot Counties
- Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties (Washington DC)
Click here and choose “2019” 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.
Government travel is incredibly important to our industry. We will continue to work with our partner American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) to communicate to the GSA and the Administration the importance of maintaining per diems at sustainable rates that align with market conditions.