< PrevNext > 46. Novartis Basel, Switzerland Share 2017 U.S.-Booked Air Volume: $90 millionPrincipal Air Suppliers: United, American & DeltaPrincipal Hotel Suppliers: Marriott & HiltonPrincipal Car Rental Suppliers: Hertz & NationalPrincipal U.S. Online Booking Tool: GetTherePrincipal Non-U.S. Online Booking Tools: GetThere & CytricPrincipal U.S. Expense Supplier: ConcurPrincipal Payment Supplier: CitiConsolidated Global TMC: CWTIn 2017, Novartis' U.S.-booked air volume leapt $24 million. The pharmaceutical firm estimates that number will rise to $105 million in 2018. Forty-four percent of Novartis' 2017 U.S.-booked air volume was for domestic travel. Seventy percent of U.S.-booked airline tickets were made through an approved online booking tool. The firm's card program is individual bill/central pay. Novartis issued a single global travel policy in 2016 and in 2017 simplified it by removing the requirement for travelers to get their managers' approval for out-of-policy bookings and removing formal pretrip approval processes. In 2018, the firm is focusing on making the end-to-end travel booking and expense process intuitive and streamlining and simplifying it. Novartis does not plan travel policy changes in 2018.