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Tour operators: Battered, bruised and ready to throw in the towel with second CMCO

11 Nov 2020 Malay Mail Online

Implementation of the second CMCO is demoralising as domestic tourism was just starting to pick up.

RM50mil to re-skill aviation sector staff only – what about everyone else in the tourism industry?

10 Nov 2020 The Star Online

In reference to Budget 2021 that was presented by the Finance Minister on Nov 6, 2020, MATTA wishes to highlight the allocation of RM50mil for re-skilling and redeployment programmes for 8,000 airline staff members.

Budget 2021’s Allocations Not Sufficient To Rescue Malaysia’s Travel Businesses, Say Tourism Groups

9 Nov 2020 WIT

The budget has failed to provide solid relief programmes to protect jobs and tourism businesses, and would not do much to help the tourism sector on its road to recovery.

Malaysia travel trade decry Budget 2021 as insufficient and biased

9 Nov 2020 TTG Asia

Malaysian Association of Tour & Travel Agents (MATTA) president, KL Tan, said the budget would do little to help the tourism sector on its road to recovery.

Peruntukan tak bantu pulih sektor pelancongan

7 Nov 2020 Harian Metro

MATTA kecewa dengan pembentangan Belanjawan 2021 yang disifatkan tidak menyediakan program bantuan kukuh untuk melindungi pekerjaan dan perniagaan pelancongan.

MATTA, hotel operators are one unhappy lot with 2021 Budget

7 Nov 2020 New Straits Times Online

Not everybody is happy or satisfied with the 2021 Budget.

‘Allocation not enough to empower tourism industry’

7 Nov 2020 The Star Online

Local tourism operators have described Budget 2021, which they hoped would revive the sector badly hit by Covid-19, as having fallen short of their expectations.

Belanjawan 2021, MATTA kecewa

6 Nov 2020 Berita Harian Online

Belanjawan 2021 yang dibentangkan hari ini dianggap tidak memberikan manfaat kepada pemain industri dan pekerja dalam sektor pelancongan yang kini terjejas teruk akibat pandemik COVID-19.

Budget 2021 no help to tourism sector, say hotel and travel agent groups

6 Nov 2020 The Edge Markets

The country’s leading hotel and travel agent associations say Budget 2021 falls short of the tourism industry’s expectations.

Budget 2021 failed to provide solid relief programmes to protect tourism businesses, says MATTA

6 Nov 2020 Business Today

MATTA has expressed their disappointment that the much-anticipated Budget 2021. The Association said the Budget has failed to provide solid relief programmes to protect jobs and tourism businesses.

2021 Budget: MATTA says allocation inadequate to empower tourism sector

6 Nov 2020 New Straits Times Online

MATTA is disappointed that the 2021 Budget failed to provide solid relief programmes to protect jobs and businesses in the tourism sector, which is still struggling on its path to recovery.

Budget 2021: Tourism workers should look for jobs in other industries, says MATTA

6 Nov 2020 The Star Online

Tourism workers should consider looking for employment in other industries, said Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) president Datuk Tan Kok Liang.

Budget 2021: Travel operators want more relief for fragile tourism sector

4 Nov 2020 The Star Online

Tourism stakeholders in Malaysia hope for initiatives that would boost the ailing travel sector ahead of Budget 2021, set to be tabled on Nov 6.

Tourism firms seek aid to protect jobs, businesses

1 Nov 2020 New Straits Times

BATTERED tourism players are pinning high hopes on the 2021 Budget to revive the sector's fortunes and help them stay afloat.

MATTA calls for relief efforts for industry in Budget 2021

30 Oct 2020 The Star Online

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) has called on the government to act boldly and decisively in Budget 2021, which will be tabled next Friday, to bolster the ailing tourism industry.

MATTA calls for tourism relief under Budget 2021

30 Oct 2020 Borneo Post (Kuching)

MATTA president Datuk Tan Kok Liang said, “This National Budget must provide solid relief programmes and substantial spending to stimulate the economy and livelihood of the people."

MATTA hopes Budget 2021 will boost ailing tourism industry

29 Oct 2020 The Star Online

To bolster the ailing tourism industry, the Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) is calling upon the government to act boldly and decisively in the upcoming Budget 2021, which will be tabled next Friday (Nov 6).

Open borders gradually to Asean countries in Q1 2021 so tourism sector remains sustainable, MATTA urges Putrajaya

29 Oct 2020 Malay Mail Online

The gradual reopening of the country’s international borders to its Asean neighbours in the first quarter of 2021 would help to sustain the tourism industry given the limitations of domestic tourism.

‘Easier said than done’ to change off-days for tourism’s sake

11 Oct 2020 Free Malaysia Today

While stakeholders agree that modifying work weekends and school holiday terms are valid proposals to help the domestic tourism sector bounce back from the Covid-19 pandemic, they stress that such schemes are easier said than done.

#TECH: Google, MDEC and MATTA in digital training pact

5 Oct 2020 New Straits Times Online

The small and medium enterprises (SMEs) especially within the travel and tourism sector are badly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, and finding themselves adopting digital means of doing business and focusing on domestic demand.

Ahli MATTA kecewa dengan terma lanjutan moratorium pinjaman

2 Oct 2020 Free Malaysia Today

Presiden Persatuan Ejen Pelancongan dan Pengembaraan Malaysia (MATTA), Tan Kok Liang, berkata banyak ahli MATTA mengadu syarat baharu menyebabkan mereka membayar lebih untuk jangka masa panjang.

‘Defer Sabah holiday plans’

1 Oct 2020 The Star Online

There will be no Cuti-Cuti Malaysia in Sabah – for now – following the spike in Covid-19 cases in the state.

Tourism players banking on special govt aid to save industry

1 Oct 2020 The Star

Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) president Datuk Tan Kok Liang said the extension of the additional allocation under the package's Wage Subsidy Programme 2.0 was a big help to the travel agents.

Travel industry players brace for tougher times in Sabah

1 Oct 2020 The Star

Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) president Datuk Tan Kok Liang said a lockdown was needed if cases continued to increase.

MATTA perkenal pakej menarik pelancongan dalam talian

22 Sep 2020 Sinar Harian Online

Presiden MATTA Datuk Tan Kok Liang berkata, platform yang kali pertama diperkenalkan itu membolehkan ejen pelancongan, pengusaha pelancongan dan penyedia perkhidmatan pelancongan menjual pakej-pakej percutian terus kepada pengguna.

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