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Preparing your trip to Montego Bay: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

1. Those travelers who want to visit nearby cities and resorts should make a trip to Barnett Street. Most of the coaches run exactly from this street. There is also the main inspector’s office where you can revise the bus schedule and ticket prices.
2. You can rent a car at the airport or in one of the offices. The Sunbird Car Rentals and Efay Car Rentals offers the most advantageous rental terms. To rent a car, you need to provide the standard set of documents: a passport, an international driving license, and a credit card as a deposit.
3. In the central district, it is better to go on foot. All the attractions and entertainment centers are located near each other, so it is quite difficult to find a parking lot in the center.
4. There is no public transport in the city, so it is necessary to take a taxi for distance trips. It is not recommended to use the services of the taxicabs waiting for clients near hotels and restaurants. Their tariffs are much higher.
5. It is recommended to leave tips in cafes and restaurants. Their amount depends on the level of a venue. At prestigious restaurants, tips are usually included in the bill and make up no more than 14 % of the order amount. In small cafes and restaurants, it is relevant to leave 5-10 % of the order value as tips. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
6. Although tap water is safe, tourists are not recommended to drink or use for cooking. Not to exacerbate acclimatization, it is better to buy bottled water sold in all supermarkets and food shops.
7. It is also not recommended to overuse ice cocktails that may harm your health. Cocktails with marijuana are very popular with the locals. Travelers are not recommended to have them too.
At the popular beach resort, there are not so many entertainment centers and amusement parks. However, tourists with children shouldn’t limit themselves to beach entertainments. There … Open
8. The locals are quite friendly and hospitable but tourists should treat their national peculiarities with respect and modesty. You shouldn’t show your indignation against the appearance of citizens or photograph them without their consent. Thank the locals for any service or advice and greet them before asking for something.
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What to visit being in Montego Bay - unique sights

Floyds Pelican Bar

From the series “The Most Extraordinary Bars and Café on the Planet”
You can get to the bar by boat. For renting a boat you have to choose one from the coastline. All were made for your comfortable vacation. There you can find large zones with hammocks and special terraces for sunbathing. The visitors of the bar can swim in the ocean or keep an eye on the playing dolphins. The bar is located in a kilometre from the coastline, thanks to that the visitors can enjoy the silence and sea landscapes. … Read further

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Jamaica: travelling advices

1. Citizens of many countries do not need a visa to enter Jamaica if they plan to stay on the island for less than 30 days. Check if your country is eligible for no-visa entry. In all other cases, it is possible to get a visa right in the airport upon arrival. The visa costs US$25. To get the visa, applicants need a passport that is valid at least six months after the arrival, airplane tickets, and a document that proves hotel booking.
2. It is allowed to carry an unlimited sum of foreign currency. It is prohibited to carry inwards Jamaican dollars. The tax-free amount of imported goods is the following: 2 liters of alcoholic drinks, 2 blocks of cigarettes, no more than 150gr of perfume, and no more than 340ml of eau de parfum. It is prohibited to import all kinds of narcotic substances, plants, fruit, and firearms. It is also prohibited to carry animals without corresponding documents. There are no limits regarding the export of tobacco and alcohol from Jamaica.
3. Both Jamaican and US dollars are adopted on the island. Banks and exchange offices offer the most beneficial exchange rate between the currencies. It is also possible to exchange the money in the airport, but the exchange rate unfavorable there. Tourists can exchange Jamaican dollars back to American ones only when leaving the country. To be able to do this, tourists need to show receipts that proove the exchange of American dollars to Jamaican ones. It is also possible to pay with American dollars when making a purchase in Jamaica, but tourists will get the change in Jamaican dollars in this case, and sellers will use a very unfavorable exchange rate. Many tourist areas accept credit and debit cards.
4. Tourists do not need to do special vaccines before visiting Jamaica. However, it is recommended to get an insurance certificate for a vacation. Travelers interested in sex tourism need to keep in mind that the number of HIV and STD infected sex workers is high on the island. … Open
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IHG Brings Its voco Brand to Scotland

As hotels in Scotland might open in April or May, the opening of two new hotels is a signal that life is slowly going back to normal and leisure travel will resume closer to summer. The name of the brand – voco – means “invite” or “call together” in Latin. The Glasgow hotel will be the first property by this brand in Scotland. The voco Grand Central Glasgow is a rebranded property open instead of the existing Grand Central Hotel. IHG reimagined the popular place, retaining its original charm. The new Glasgow hotel now features 230 rooms, meeting and event spaces, and an interesting option – a possibility to contact resident experts known as voco hosts who are ready to explore the most interesting parts of the city together with guests. voco Grand Central is a perfectly suitable choice for both leisure and business travelers. Read this

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Travelling to Montego Bay - advices and tips. What should be provisioned in advance, the rules you might want to follow, and the things you better avoid doing in Montego Bay. We help you to make your trip smooth and easy, with no unexpected surprises.
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