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MATTA president Datuk Tan Kok Liang says travellers should research the types of cashless payment channels available at the destinations they are visiting.
A trip to various places here jointly organised by Matta Sarawak Chapter and MATTA KL Chapter was held from 2 to 5 October 2019.
Tourism Malaysia gears up to promote VM2020 to cities like Chennai, Madurai, Coimbatore and Kochi.
The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) under the presidency of Datuk Tan Kok Liang is happy that Budget 2020 contained incentives for the tourism industry.
MATTA head: Serious players can bring in tourism ringgit with the 100% tax break.
State Tourism, Arts, Culture and Heritage (PETACH) Committee chairman Yeoh Soon Hin said his office would be introducing an incentive programme soon for agencies actively promoting inbound tourism to further boost the state’s economy.
The tourism industry is hopeful that Putrajaya will introduce tax incentives in Budget 2020 to upgrade tourist buses and vans, saying many of these vehicles are the same models that were used 30 years ago.
MATTA hopes the government will allocate more for tourism promotion in the 2020 Budget to ensure that Visit Malaysia Year 2020 meets its target.
MATTA had made presentations to Minister of Finance YB Tuan Lim Guan Eng and top officials from the Ministry of Finance (MOF) and Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) regarding its proposals for Budget 2020.
MATTA had made presentations to Minister of Finance Lim Guan Eng and top officials from the Ministry of Finance (MOF) and Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) regarding its proposals for Budget 2020.
MATTA berharap kerajaan akan menyediakan peruntukan yang lebih besar khusus bagi penggalakan pelancongan dalam Belanjawan 2020 untuk memastikan Tahun Melawat Malaysia 2020 mencapai sasarannya.
MATTA hopes the government will allocate more for tourism promotion in the Budget 2020 to ensure Visit Malaysia Year 2020 meets its target.
MATTA is calling on the Authorities to act against illegal tour businesses and the public to deal only with licensed travel agents.
A price hike of up to an additional RM1,000 per person on umrah packages is unavoidable following Saudi Arabia's decision to increase the visa fee and impose a 5% value-added tax.
Travellers have been cautioned to not engage the services of unlicensed tour operators or bogus travel agencies that might use lower priced packages as their main lures.
The Special Umrah Licence (LKU) which was implemented last year will be converted into an additional services field for outbound tour agencies, carrying similar conditions.