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Malaysian Trade Upbeat Over SME, Medical Tourism Allotment in Budget

31 Oct 2017 TTG Asia

Apart from the SME Tourism Fund, RM500 million has been set aside for the development and promotion of tourism through infrastructure upgrades, as well as marketing for homestay and eco-tourism programmes.

Budget Opens Up Tourism Opportunities – MATTA

30 Oct 2017 Borneo Post Online

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) president Datuk Tan Kok Liang is urging local tourism players to make full use of the allocations provided for in Budget 2018 to raise Sabah’s economy in general, and tourism in particular,

MATTA Lauds Tourism-Friendly Proposals

30 Oct 2017 The Star Online

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) has lauded Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak for recognising the potential of tourism to generate revenue for the country.

MATTA Delighted with Tourism Sector Being Made Engine of Growth

27 Oct 2017 New Straits Times Online

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) is delighted that Budget 2018 had given recognition to tourism’s potential to generate wealth for the country.

MATTA submits Budget wish list to spur industry

16 Oct 2017 The Star Online

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) has submitted proposals to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in an effort to spur the industry to greater heights.

MATTA seeks incentives from 2018 Budget

14 Oct 2017 New Sabah Times

MATTA hopes Budget 2018 provides for travel industry The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) hopes that the 2018 Budget will continue to provide incentives and funds to spur the travel industry.

MATTA Hopes Budget 2018 Provide Perks, Funds To Spur Travel Industry

14 Oct 2017 New Sarawak Tribune

MATTA hopes Budget 2018 provides for travel industry The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) hopes that the 2018 Budget will continue to provide incentives and funds to spur the travel industry.

Exemption of luxury car import tax

14 Oct 2017 Oriental Daily

Hoping for more incentives for tourism sector

14 Oct 2017 Daily Express

MATTA hopes Budget 2018 provides for travel industry The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) hopes that the 2018 Budget will continue to provide incentives and funds to spur the travel industry.

MATTA Swings into Action with Own ITB Pavilion and Other Roadshows

13 Oct 2017 TTG Asia

MATTA have announced plans for 2018, which include the purchase of a pavilion at ITB Berlin, a first for the association, and roadshows to nordic markets in the first half of the year.

MATTA submits tourism wish list to PM

13 Oct 2017 Daily Express

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) President Datuk Tan Kok Liang said MATTA had submitted proposals (to the government) which included extending the incentives granted for inbound tour operators to 2020.

MATTA Hopes Budget 2018 Provide Perks, Funds To Spur Travel Industry

13 Oct 2017 The Sun Daily

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (Matta) hopes that the 2018 Budget will continue to provide incentives and funds to spur the travel industry.

MATTA hopes to allocate fund to reward tourism industry in Budget 2018

11 Oct 2017 Sin Chew Daily

MATTA hopes to allocate fund to reward tourism industry in Budget 2018

Incentives & funding on MATTA`s Budget 2018 wish list

11 Oct 2017 New Sabah Times

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) is hoping that the government could in Budget 2018 extend the incentives granted for inbound tour operators to 2020.

MATTA submits wish list for Budget

10 Oct 2017 Borneo Post Online

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) President Datuk Tan Kok Liang said MATTA had submitted proposals (to the government) which included extending the incentives granted for inbound tour operators to 2020.

Golden Opportunity for Tourism

2 Oct 2017 The Star Online

Malaysia is one of the most popular travel destinations for mainland Chinese tourists during their eight-day national holiday period, which started yesterday.

Axing of beer fest won’t affect tourism, says MATTA

20 Sep 2017 Free Malaysia Today

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) has dismissed concerns that the cancellation of a beer fest in Kuala Lumpur will have a negative impact on tourism.

Levy Leeway For Tour Operators

14 Sep 2017 The Star

Travel operators who secured hotel bookings for foreign tourists before the implementation of the tourism tax will be exempted from paying the levy, said Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz.

Malaysia's Tourism Tax: Finally Enforced, But Still Faces Long Road To Smooth Implementation

12 Sep 2017 WIT

On September 1 Malaysia implemented the controversial Tourism Tax (TTx) for foreign tourists, a RM10 (US$2.40) daily levy on hotel accommodation, much to the chagrin of the industry given that many questions remain unanswered.

Tourist Arrivals Remain Flat Despite Weak Ringgit

11 Sep 2017 The Edge Markets

Much has been talked about how the weaker ringgit will draw more tourists to the country, but the statistics do not seem to reflect this.

Tourism Brought in RM73.3 Billion in 2016, Says Nazri

11 Sep 2017 Free Malaysia Today

Tourism and Culture Minister Nazri Aziz says his ministry exceeded KPIs for 2016, however, Tourism Malaysia reveals tourist numbers lower so far this year.

MATTA fears members may not be refunded

7 Sep 2017 Daily Express

MATTA is concerned that many of its 3,200 members may have to pay out large sums upfront while waiting for exemption or refunds under the Tourism Tax that came into effect on Sept. 1.

Malaysian Trade Suffers Teething Pains from Tourism Tax Rollout

6 Sep 2017 TTG Asia

Barely a week into the implementation of the unpopular tourism tax in Malaysia, travel agents and hoteliers in the country say they are now burdened with the hassle of tax collection and additional costs incurred in the teething stages.

Reintroduce Special Lane And Counter For Tour Buses At Second Link To Welcome Tourists

28 Aug 2017 TTG Asia

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) President, Datuk Tan Kok Liang is calling on the authorities to reintroduce special lane and counter at the Malaysian side of the Malaysia–Singapore Second Link to facilitate tourists and pr

Tourism Malaysia: Take advantage of sweet September

28 Aug 2017 The Star Online

Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) president Datuk Tan Kok Liang said the association has been aggressively promoting domestic tourism.

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