Top Tips for Business Travellers Visiting Hot Destinations This Summer

The Wings Travel Team Give Their Top Tips to Business Travellers Visiting Hot Destinations, as Summer Temperatures Rise Worldwide

Whether you are sat in a meeting room or out and about, the heat can take its toll – so how can business traveller’s make sure they stay cool, calm and collected under pressure?

Temperatures in key business locations worldwide are increasingly experiencing record-breaking heat in the summer (take Dubai for example, which hit highs of 49°C last year). The travel team at Wings have shared eight essential tips to help professionals maintain their productivity and poise, even in the hottest climates:

1. Dress Smart, Stay Cool

Opt for lightweight, breathable fabrics like cotton, linen, and moisture-wicking materials so you don’t have to worry about awkward sweat marks. These fabrics help keep you cool by allowing air to circulate and moisture to evaporate quickly.  Avoid dark colours which absorb heat and choose lighter shades that reflect the sun’s rays.

It may also be a good idea to invest in portable cooling accessories such as handheld fans, cooling towels, and misting sprays. These can provide instant relief during moments of intense heat and help you stay composed.

2. Hydration is Key

Staying hydrated is crucial in hot weather. Carry a reusable water bottle and drink water regularly throughout the day even if you don’t feel thirsty. Avoid excessive caffeine and alcohol as they can lead to dehydration. Consider electrolyte-replenishing drinks to maintain your body’s balance.

3. Timing is Everything

Plan your outdoor activities and meetings during cooler parts of the day, such as early morning or late afternoon. This not only helps you avoid peak heat but also minimises sun exposure, reducing the risk of heat-related illnesses. Set a timer on your phone to remember to re-apply SPF every 2 hours to avoid any burns.

4. Utilise Smart Tech

Leverage technology to stay comfortable. Apps that provide real-time weather updates, air conditioning control systems in hotels, and wearable tech that monitors your hydration levels can be incredibly helpful. Additionally, noise-cancelling headphones can keep you focused and serene amidst bustling, hot environments.

5. Eat Light and Right

Heavy meals can make you feel sluggish, especially in hot weather. Opt for light, nutritious meals that include plenty of fruits and vegetables. These foods have high water content and can help keep you hydrated and energised without making you feel lethargic between meetings.

6. Choose Accommodation Wisely

When booking hotels, prioritise those with strong air conditioning and amenities geared towards comfort in hot climates, such as swimming pools or shaded outdoor areas. Wings can assist in finding the perfect accommodation to meet your needs.

7. Mind Your Pace

In high temperatures, it’s essential to pace yourself. Don’t over extend by scheduling back-to-back meetings without breaks. Allow time for rest and cool down to maintain peak performance.

8. Stay Prepared

Unexpected situations can arise in any travel scenario. Carry essentials like a refillable water bottle, sunscreen, a hat, and a cooling towel in your carry-on

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