General Services Agency (GSA) Releases 2018 Per Diem Rates

GSA Releases FY 2018 Per Diem Rates

Today, the federal General Services Agency (GSA) announced new federal lodging per diem rates for Fiscal Year 2018 (FY 2018) for cities across the nation, effective October 1, 2017. The American Hotel & Lodging Association, in conjunction with THLA, coordinates the lobbying for increases in federal per diem rates that affect lodging operators across the State of Texas.

The new federal per diem rates for specific Texas cities is listed in the chart below.  Additionally, you may visit the GSA’s webpage here (select “2018” in the Fiscal Year drop down menu).

Increase in the Federal CONUS Per Diem Rate
The “CONUS” rate is the default federal per diem rate for all cities that do not have a specific federal per diem rate set for that locale.  We are pleased to report that the federal CONUS per diem rate increased from $91 to $93 per night for FY 2018 for federal government travelers.

FEDERAL LODGING PER DIEM RATES for Specific Metro Areas
Fiscal Year 2018
(Oct. 1, 2017 – Sept. 30, 2018)
If the lodging property is not located within a county listed below, use the Federal lodging CONUS rate of $93 for FY 2018. 

Lodging rates exclude any applicable tax.

PRIMARY CITY COUNTY FY 2017 FY 2018
Arlington / Fort Worth / Grapevine  Tarrant $152 $163
Austin
(October 1, 2017 – Dec 30, 2017)
Travis $141 $146
Austin
(Jan 1, 2018 – March 31, 2018)
Travis $158 $165
Austin
(April 1, 2018 – Sept. 30, 2018)
Travis $141 $146
Big Spring
(October 2017)
Howard $124 $97
Big Spring
(Nov 1, 2018 – March 31, 2018)
Howard $124 $93
Big Spring
(April 1, 2018 – Sept. 30, 2018)
Howard $124 $97
College Station  Brazos $110 $107
Corpus Christi  Nueces $106 $101
Dallas
(Oct. 1, 2017 – Dec. 31, 2017)
Dallas $135 $142
Dallas
(Jan 1, 2018 – June 30, 2018)
Dallas $146 $155
Dallas
(July 1, 2018 – Sept. 30, 2018)
Dallas $135 $142
El Paso   El Paso $98 $98
Galveston
(October 1, 2017 – May  31, 2018)
Galveston $100 $99
Galveston
(June 1, 2018 – August 31, 2018)
Galveston $125 $121
Galveston
(Sept. 1, 2018 – Sept. 30, 2018)
Galveston $100 $99
Houston 
(October 1, 2017 – January 31, 2018)
Fort Bend,  Harris, & Montgomery $135 $121
Houston 
(February  1, 2018 – May 31, 2018)
Fort Bend,  Harris, & Montgomery $135 $137
Houston 
(June 1, 2017 – Sept. 30, 2018)
Fort Bend,  Harris, & Montgomery $135 $121
Midland Midland $150 $105
Pecos Reeves $133 $105
Plano  Collin $120 $120
Round Rock   Williamson $99 $101
San Antonio Bexar $121 $124
South Padre Island
(Oct. 1, 2017 – Feb. 28, 2018)
Cameron $91 $93
South Padre Island
(March 1, 2018 – May 31, 2018)
Cameron $101 $100
South Padre Island
(June 1, 2018 – August 31, 2018)
Cameron $116 $110
South Padre Island
(Sept. 1, 2018 – Sept. 30, 2018)
Cameron $91 $93
Waco  McLennan $99 $102
Average $122.24 $117.34
FY 2018 rates are effective Oct. 1, 2017 through Sept. 30, 2018.