Phillip Rose, acting deputy director of tourism in charge of the USA, and Deputy Mayor of Montego Bay Richard Vernon
Frontier Airlines has increased its number of flights to Jamaica.
The airline is now offering two weekly flights between Montego Bay and Dallas-Fort Worth in the United States.
The service is expected to increase to three flights as the summer season approaches.
This is the ninth Frontier destination into Montego Bay.
Phillip Rose, acting deputy director of tourism in charge of the USA, said the overall summer season is projected to be active.
"We're seeing the online behaviour from the consumers indicating that they want more and more Jamaica. And as such, I'm very confident that we're going to have a fantastic summer and beyond," he asserted.
But Deputy Mayor of Montego Bay Richard Vernon has said crime is threatening the economic prospects for tourism in and around Montego Bay.
"We have been given that travel advisory, despite the efforts of the government to put the necessary measures in place to contain the monster of crime. I'm disheartened because Montego Bay is the best destination in the Caribbean, and tourism accounts for 30% of our GDP, and about 30% of the employment in the service sector, and probably overall in Jamaica. So, we have to protect tourism, and in protecting tourism, we have to ensure that the matter of crime is not one that we have to be spending all our resources on," he lamented.
A State of Public Emergency is in effect for St. James.
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