Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has announced that Jamaica will receive new flights out of South America and Russia.
Mr. Bartlett, who was speaking at a news conference on Tuesday, said those and further expansion in Jamaica's hotel room stock by more than 1,000 over the next three months, are projected to result in an average eight to nine per cent growth in stopover visitor arrivals.
He added that this should also result in a 10.2 per cent growth in overall revenue generated by tourism for the 2019 calendar year.
Mr. Bartlett said come December 2, LATAM Airlines will commence service between Lima, Peru and Montego Bay, with three flights per week.
This will increase the number of flights out of South America to 14, with COPA Airlines currently operating 11 weekly flights between Panama and Jamaica.
Meanwhile, Mr. Bartlett said rooms being brought back on stream include 790 at Riu Ocho Rios, which reopens this month, while among the new inventory are 500 by the H10 Hotel Group, which will commence operations in November.
Mr. Bartlett also mentioned the opening of the AC Marriott Hotel, which will add a significant number of rooms to Kingston.