I've just this morning returned from another wonderful two week holiday in Jamaica. This was our eighth visit as a family and having travelled extensively to many other destinations, there is nowhere in my opinion that quite has the vibe of this beatuful island.
I have read numerous posts over the years and experienced first hand, how on occassions the welcome received at Montego Bay airport is lets say less than warm. Immigration officers high handedness and rudeness towards their guests is well documented and on this occassion it was no different.
I witnessed a number of incidents where tourists were spoken to as if they were second class citizens for minor indiscretions such as not filling their immigration cards correctly or standing forward of a non existant imaginary line.
On leaving I was lectured regarding my party and my authority to take a member of my family out of the UK without documentation. (A UK juristriction matter that British immigration officers saw no cause for alarm otherwise we wouldn't have been allowed to leave for our holiday in the first instance.)
Now all this is a bit like water off a ducks back to me as I'm now used to it and see it as a bit of a nause to put up with to enjoy our vacation.
How many others however don't and make the decision never to return based on that first impression?