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Alcohol Ban on MAS flights? Ridiculous, says MATTA

7 Jun 2017 Free Malaysia Today

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) has a different opinion on the call by PAS to ban alcohol on flights.

Defer Tourism Tax On Domestic Tourists, Says MATTA

7 Jun 2017 Malaysian Digest

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) has urged the government to delay the Tourism Tax on domestic tourists, which will be imposed from Aug 1.

Defer Tourism Tax on Domestic Tourists, says Matta

7 Jun 2017 New Straits Times Online

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) has urged the government to delay the Tourism Tax on domestic tourists, which will be imposed from Aug 1.

Big Jump in Visa Applications from China, India After E-visa Services Implemented

7 Jun 2017 New Straits Times Online

The number of tourists from China and India has seen huge improvements after e-visa services were made available, said Tourism Malaysia chairman Datuk Dr Siew Ka Wei.

Human Search Engine for Keningau

5 May 2017 The Star Online

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) has come up with a new tour package focusing on places to visit from Kota Kinabalu to Tambunan, Keningau and Tenom, all along the Crocker Range.

Uzbekistan and Malaysia Strengthen Tourism Ties

3 May 2017 Top10lifestyles.com

The Chairman of the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan for Development of Tourism, H.E. Anvar Sharopov recently arrived in Malaysia to improve cooperation between Uzbekistan and Malaysia in the tourism sector.

Membangunkan Peluang Pelancongan dan Perdagangan di Antara Uzbekistan dan Malaysia

3 May 2017 Niaga Times

Baru-baru ini, Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Negeri, Pembangunan dan Pelancongan Republik Uzbekistan, H.E. Anvar Sharopov telah membuat kunjungan ke Malaysia.

MATTA Lancar Pakej Melawat Keningau 2018

3 May 2017 Utusan Online

Persatuan Ejen-Ejen Pelancongan dan Pengembaraan Malaysia (MATTA) hari ini melancarkan pakej melawat Keningau 2018 yang bakal menjadi satu tarikan baharu di Sabah.

MATTA Wants More Done After Multiple-Entry Visa for Indians

6 Apr 2017 Malay Mail Online

Travel agents say the introduction of the 15-day multiple entry visas should be followed by supporting moves to fully capitalise on an expected influx of Indian tourists

New Visa Scheme Set to Attract More Indian Tourists

6 Apr 2017 Free Malaysia Today

MATTA President Hamzah Rahmat says with the new visa scheme, Malaysia can expect at least a million Indian tourists.

New Visa Scheme Set to Attract More Visitors from India

6 Apr 2017 The Star

Namaste, India! The traditional greeting will be given all out for India, as Malaysia eyes a slice of its lucrative tourism market with an easier and cheaper new visa scheme.

MATTA Clarifies Report

3 Mar 2017 Daily Express

All 3,100 members of the Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) are registered with the Ministry of Tourism and Culture.

MATTA: Visa Requirement Won’t Affect Tourism

3 Mar 2017 The Star

Revoking visa-free status for North Koreans will have no impact on local tourism, Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) president Datuk Hamzah Rahmat says.

MATTA Clarifies Bernama Report on Tourism Cooperation with N Korea

3 Mar 2017 The Malaysian Times

All 3,100 members of the Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) are registered with the Ministry of Tourism and Culture.

Malaysia Targets 31 Million Tourists This Year

3 Mar 2017 Daily Express

The Tourism and Culture Ministry aims to record 31 million tourist arrivals to Malaysia this year, hence turning the country as the most preferred tourism hub.

MATTA Wish to Correct Misquotes in News Report

3 Mar 2017 Travel and Tour World

Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents President Datuk Hj Hamzah Rahmat has spotted misquotes in the Bernama report “MATTA disinterested in cooperation with N. Korean tourism industry” and posted by Malay Mail Online on March 1.

MATTA Clarifies Bernama Report on Tourism Cooperation with North Korea

3 Mar 2017 Astro Awani

All 3,100 MATTA members are registered with the Ministry of Tourism and Culture. The report which stated that 80 per cent of MATTA members are registered with the ministry is incorrect.

Egypt's Back on Radar of Malaysian Outbound Agents

22 Feb 2017 TTG Asia

Several outbound agents are keen to put Egypt back on the travel radar for Malaysians by leveraging cheaper ground prices and promoting the destination more aggressively at the upcoming MATTA Fair in Kuala Lumpur next month.

MATTA Urges Marine Dept to be More Proactive to Prevent Boat Tragedies

3 Feb 2017 Malay Mail Online

MATTA urged the Marine Department to be more proactive in preventing tour boat tragedies and ensuring the safety of the maritime communities.

MATTA Mahu Operasi Bot Pelancong Dipantau

3 Feb 2017 Berita Harian Online

Persatuan Ejen-Ejen Pelancongan dan Pengembaraan Malaysia (MATTA) mahu peraturan dan operasi bot pelancongan dipantau dan dikuatkuasakan oleh agensi berkaitan setiap masa bagi mengelak tragedi bot pelancong berulang.

MATTA Urges Marine Dept to Flex its Muscle, Prioritise Safety

3 Feb 2017 New Straits Times Online

The Marine Department has to be proactive in preventing boating tragedies and ensuring that the maritime zone is safe for the people.

Boat Tragedy: Matta Urges Marine Department to be More Proactive

3 Feb 2017 Free Malaysia Today

MATTA has urged the Marine department to be more proactive in preventing tour boat tragedies and ensuring the safety of the maritime communities.

Get More ROI From Overseas Trade Shows, Local Events, Malaysian Agents Urged

16 Jan 2017 TTG Asia

Malaysian inbound operators to make use of travel trade shows - as highlighted in the seminar organised by MATTA

Local Tour Operators Urged to be More Proactive

13 Jan 2017 The Star Online

Local tour operators should be more proactive during international trade shows and not wait for potential buyers

More Chinese Tourist Arrivals in 2016

12 Jan 2017 The Star Online

The eVisa and visa waiver programmes for Chinese tourists have succeeded in attrcating more visitors from China

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