Elaborately planned holidays or last minute business trips, air travel is still the fastest way to reach a specific destination and despite being the most expensive, the demand for air tickets rarely seem to go down. With several travel agents and holiday planners to one’s rescue and online reservations now being possible, it is quite easy to beat the long queues at the reservation desks, especially during the holiday and festival rush. There are, however, few enthusiasts who prefer to personally book their air-tickets at the bustling air terminals – probably an ideal way to begin a much-awaited holiday.
All of us are well aware of the benefits of travelling by air. While most adults find air travel comfortable, convenient, and less time-consuming – children are thrilled by the simple fact that they are off terra-firma. Flights are the most preferred mode of transport, as they have a wider reach than other modes of transport, thereby allowing travellers to get to remote and exclusive holiday locations in any part of the world in the least possible timeframe. This reduction in travel time allows travellers more quality time to spend with their family and friends at the select destination.
Flying into one of the two major terminals here at Kingston or Montego Bay directly from the US, Europe or Canada is quite easy, given the number of direct flights to this most popular and largest Island destination of the Caribbean.
Jamaica, famous for its beaches and resorts, is also accessible by water, often being visited by cruise ships on their travel routes. Ships usually dock at the most popular ports, staying over for a short time before resuming their intended journey. Cruises are for casual travellers with lots of spare time on hand. This island also welcomes private yachts, chartered ships, and catamarans from neighbouring islands, enabling the elite and adventurous to enjoy their Jamaican holiday in style.
Flights are indeed reported to be the safest mode of holiday travel, with minimal disasters considering the number of passengers they carry during the season. Round trips, off-season travel and advance bookings are the usual ways to save money while flying in for a Jamaican holiday. Off-season discounts, however, have conditions attached.