AHLA | August 17, 2023
WASHINGTON (Aug. 17, 2023) – American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) President & CEO Chip Rogers released the below statement after the General Services Administration (GSA) announced its Fiscal Year 2024 per diem rates. The per diem guidelines announced today govern reimbursement for federal employees’ lodging and meals expenses for official government travel and include a $9 increase to the continental United States (CONUS) lodging rate as well as large increases in rates in many non-standard areas (NSAs). “The per diem rates GSA announced today come after months of hard work AHLA put in to lobby the administration on b...
U.S. Travel Association | August 8, 2023
WASHINGTON (August 8, 2023)—U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement on the Biden administration’s reported new call for federal employees to return to in-person work: “The Biden plan to return federal workers to the office will benefit far more than team culture. It is also critical to the success and vibrancy of American cities and the return of government travel, which has lagged. We applaud this directive and appreciate the boost this action will give to the economy.”...
August 18, 2022
WASHINGTON (August 18, 2022) – American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) President and CEO Chip Rogers released the below statement after the General Services Administration (GSA) announced it increased the standard CONUS per diem rate and has set all Non-Standard Area (NSA) rates at or above the FY2022 rates. “The General Services Administration’s (GSA) increase of FY2023 per diem rates for government travel in the Continental United States (CONUS) is extremely welcome news for the hospitality industry as our recovery continues. By increasing the standard rate and setting a floor at pre-pandemic rates for NSAs, GSA has ensure...
The U.S. Travel Association | July 26, 2013
July 26, 2013 - Washington, D.C. - Traveling for meetings and conferences is vital to making government more efficient and effective, according to a new study conducted by Rockport Analytics for the U.S. Travel Association. In contrast, cancelling government participation in key events carries significant costs and undermines important functions of government. "The Value of Government Meetings" report, a comprehensive study of the benefits of government meetings and events, is the first to evaluate the impact of sweeping cuts made to federal and state government travel budgets on the public and private sectors. "Public agencies at all l...
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