2020 U.S.-Booked Air Volume: $7 million
Primary U.S. Payment Supplier: Citi
Primary U.S. Expense Supplier: Concur
Primary U.S. Travel Risk Management Supplier: Anvil
Consolidated Global TMC: CWT
Information technology firm Hewlett Packard Enterprise in 2020 experienced about an 80 percent year-over-year reduction of its U.S. booked airline spend due to the pandemic.
HPE has invested in virtual meeting and remote conferencing technology, including a virtual meetings platform and production equipment, and plans to continue deploying it for internal meetings outside of client- or partner-facing events.
The company’s primary travel focus remains traveler safety and well-being, and its global security department has reviewed specific policy plans prior to travel. That department also is involved in HPE’s plans to return to office work and travel, as is human resources, and efforts are focused on communication and training for travelers, arrangers and meeting planners.
HPE has revisited the terms of some hotel and airline contracts during the pandemic. About 80 percent of HPE’s global spend is managed by CWT.