GSA has updated the per diem rates for federal travelers effective October 1, increasing the standard lodging rate for destinations without specific lodging rates from $91 to $93 a night, while leaving the standard “meals and incidental expenses” portion at $51.
For locations with specific rates, the M&IE portion will continue to range between $54 and $74 in $5 increments, while the lodging rates will range up to $424 in Aspen, Colo., December 1-March 1; it will be $377 in Telluride and $370 in Vail during that period.
Other top lodging rates will include Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., $322 June-September; Santa Monica, Calif., $307 July-August; San Francisco, $302 in October and next September; Nantucket, Mass., $300 June-September; Key West, Fla., $294 February-April; New York, $291 October-December and next September; and Boston, $287 October-November.
The rate for Washington, D.C. will range seasonally from $175 to $253 a night.
No locations were added to the list of those with specific rates while 14 were dropped and will now use the standard rates: Redding, Calif.; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Bonner’s Ferry/Sandpoint, Ind.; Dickinson/Beulah, N.D.; Watertown, N.Y.; Youngstown, Ohio; Enid, Okla.; Mechanicsburg and Scranton, Pa.; Laredo, McAllen, Pearsall and San Angelo, Texas; and Gillette, Wyo.