2015 U.S.-Booked Air Volume: $104 million
2015 U.S. T&E: $259 million
Principal Air Suppliers: American, Delta, United
Principal Hotel Suppliers: Hilton, InterContinental, Marriott
Principal Car Rental Supplier: Avis
Principal Online Booking Tool: Concur Travel
Principal Card Supplier: Citi Visa
Principal Expense Supplier: SAP
Consolidated Global TMC: American Express Global Business Travel
Technologies renegotiated its airline and travel agency contracts in 2015 and
reported more favorable agreements in both categories. The company found hotel
contracts to be more intractable and ended with less favorable agreements for
last year. The net result was positive for the corporation, though, which
achieved $9 million in travel savings in 2015.
year the company expected U.S.-booked air volume to land at about $112 million
for 2015. Instead, it alighted at $104 million, a decrease of almost 9 percent.
The company changed its policy in 2015 to restrict business-class fares to
flights of 12 hours or more. In 2016, UTC will embark on a car rental RFP, and
it will make a major play for travel data. The company will review dynamic data
dashboards to look deeper into travel intelligence and support strategy. The
company uses two online booking tools, Concur in the United States and Amadeus
e-Travel Management in markets outside the United States.