< PrevNext > 93. Daimler Stuttgart, Germany Share 2016 U.S.-Booked Air Volume: $47 millionPrincipal Card Supplier: AirPlusPrincipal Online Booking Tool Supplier: e-Travel ManagementConsolidated Global Agency: BCD TravelBTN estimates Daimler spent $47 million in U.S.-booked air travel in 2016, earning it a place in the CT 100 for the first time in five years. The automaker has simplified its travel processes after estimating that booking and expense reports cost it €25 million in productivity each year. The simplification includes working with global travel management company BCD Travel, payment supplier AirPlus and online booking tool supplier Amadeus to create the FiveStar Model, which handles payments through virtual account numbers and automatically reconciles invoices during the trip. Daimler is rolling out that model region by region this year. Revenue increased 3 percent in 2016 to €153.3 billion. The company reduced its headcount by 1 percent to 282,488.