Routes Americas 2024

The route development forum for the Americas

Bogota, Colombia
19 – 21 March 2024

Altitude in Bogota

Stay level-headed at Routes Americas 2024 by following our five top tips for avoiding altitude sickness. 

Bogota is situated high in the Andes, with an average altitude of over 8500ft (2600m), causing some visitors to experience symptoms of altitude sickness, such as nausea, loss of breath, headaches and tiredness.

To help you prepare for your visit ahead of Routes Americas, here are our top tips to keep you at your best.

arrival altitude Travel early

Your body will need energy to adjust to the altitude, so be sure to give it the time it needs. We recommend arriving an additional 2-3 days before the start of the event, to allow for a healthy and gradual acclimatisation.

hydrate altitude Keep hydrated

Dehydration exacerbates altitude sickness, so it is important to keep well hydrated. Early symptoms of dehydration include dry mouth, flush skin, light-headedness and nausea. Drinks are available at all our venues; we recommend you drink at least 2-3 litres of water a day.

altitude alcohol Avoid alcohol

The effects of alcohol are enhanced at high altitudes and you may find that you cannot drink as much as you are accustomed. Consuming excessive alcohol may also cause exaggerated dehydration, leading to headaches and tiredness.

Altitude sleep Rest

Travel can disrupt normal sleep patterns. We understand that you will want to make the most of the opportunities presented to you at Routes Americas, but it's also important to ensure you are well-rested to help combat any sickness you may experience.

altitude sleep Prepare

Although Bogota boasts a consistent climate all year round, the evenings can become cold. To help prepare you for the temperature change, be sure to pack layers to keep warm.

Routes Americas 2024 is your chance to meet with the region's air service development community to discuss new market opportunities and evolve existing services. 

For more information please contact the team.