Management company Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) have offered some tips to help any stranded business travellers. “Staying well-informed and flexible is important until travel is back to normal,” it urged. Tips for travel managers include staying in contact with stranded travellers by conducing conference calls at least once a day and using email and instant messaging to keep in contact. Encourage them to visit the company’s intranet and CWT public page for real-time information at www.netvibes.com/carlsonwagonlit. Credit limits or merchant codes should be adjusted so travellers have additional resources and temporarily waive pre-trip approval processes to expedite bookings. Remember to cancel hotel reservations if a flight becomes available and organize virtual meetings to keep companies moving. Travelers should provide contact details to CWT, airlines and travel managers so everyone can be updated on travel status. Make sure everything is approved and ring your embassy to get visa assistance. Allow additional check-in time and be ready to go to the airport at short notice.