< PrevNext > 64. Novartis Basel, Switzerland Share 2016 U.S.-Based Air Volume: $66 millionPrincipal U.S. Air Suppliers: United, American, DeltaPrincipal U.S. Hotel Suppliers: Marriott, Starwood, HiltonPrincipal U.S. Car Rental Suppliers: Hertz, NationalPrincipal U.S. Online Booking Tool: GetTherePrincipal Card Supplier: Citi MasterCardPrincipal Expense Suppliers: Concur, e-TravelConsolidated Global TMC: Carlson Wagonlit TravelNovartis consolidated global travel management services in 2016 under Carlson Wagonlit Travel, switching from HRG. Mid-year, the Swiss pharmaceutical firm issued a new global travel policy to create parity among divisions, and it realized savings in its global travel spend. Novartis additionally increased the footprint of its online booking tools, changed corporate card providers and issued airline and hotel RFPs. In 2017, it will issue car rental and other ground transportation RFPs and simplify travel processes to increase traveler satisfaction. In 2016 Novartis reshaped itself from a group of loosely affiliated divisions into an integrated company, reporting annual revenue of $48.5 billion. U.S.-booked air volume for 2017 is expected to reach $89 million, up from $66 million in 2016. International air bookings form 45 percent of total air volume. Seventy percent of U.S. air bookings were made through Sabre GetThere, including 65 percent that did not require agent assistance.