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MATTA wishes the inclusion was made earlier

20 Mar 2020 Daily Express

MATTA is grateful that on the first day of enforcement of the Movement Control Order (MCO) from March 18 to 31 to curb the spread of Covid-19, hotels and accommodations are included in the gazetted list of essential services.

E-commerce and hotels added to essential services list

19 Mar 2020 The Edge Markets

E-commerce, hotels and accommodation have been added to the list of essential services that will continue to operate during a two-week nationwide movement restriction order aimed at containing the Covid-19 outbreak that was enforced yesterday.

E-commerce and hotels added to essential services list

19 Mar 2020 The Edge Markets

E-commerce, hotels and accommodation have been added to the list of essential services that will continue to operate during a two-week nationwide movement restriction order aimed at containing the Covid-19 outbreak that was enforced yesterday.

Govt urged to consider hotels as essential services

18 Mar 2020 Borneo Post (KK)

The government has been urged to consider hotels as an essential service under existing laws following Monday’s movement control order to contain the Covid-19 outbreak.

Hotels can still accommodate

18 Mar 2020 The Star

Hotels will be operating with limited services pending approval from the National Security Council, says the Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH).

Cancellation of hotel bookings hits RM68m

18 Mar 2020 The Malaysian Reserve

THERE are 170,085 cancellations of hotel room bookings, valued at RM68 million as of March 16, 2020, impacted by the Covid-19 outbreak.

`Hotel industry should be under essential services’

18 Mar 2020 New Straits Times

MATTA has urged the government to classify the hotel industry under essential services.

Govt urged to consider hotels as essential services

18 Mar 2020 Daily Express

The government has been urged to consider hotels as an essential service under existing laws following Monday’s movement control order to contain the Covid-19 outbreak.

Govt urged to reconsider hotels as essential services

17 Mar 2020 Bernama

Following the order, industry players fear some hotels would ask their guests to vacate as the premises would stop operating from tomorrow until March 31.

Tourism industry can now work towards recovery, says MATTA president

17 Mar 2020 The Malaysian Insight

The movement control order from the government to combat the Covid-19 pandemic will enable a speedier recovery for the local tourism industry, says the Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents president.

Tangguh pameran MATTA

17 Mar 2020 Berita Harian

Persatuan Ejen-Ejen Pelancongan dan Pengembaraan Malaysia (MATTA) menangguhkan semua Pameran MATTA yang dijadualkan di Kuala Lumpur dan beberapa negeri lain sehingga situasi kembali normal.

MATTA cancels all travel fairs, suggests lockdown

17 Mar 2020 Borneo Post (KK)

"As it is our moral and social responsibility to place human lives first, all MATTA Fairs scheduled in Kuala Lumpur and in various states throughout the country have been deferred until the country return to normalcy."

MATTA demands lockdown implementation to prevent pandemic

17 Mar 2020 Nanyang Siang Pau

MATTA President Datuk Tan Kok Liang says, “An all-out war requires the entire country to be locked down and this is what many European nations have already done and more countries are expected to follow suit."

A lockdown could cost nation billions of ringgit in economic loss

17 Mar 2020 The Malaysian Reserve

Various parties had urged the government to institute the measures including the Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents and the Malaysian Bar.

MATTA urges for lockdown without further hesitation

17 Mar 2020 Sin Chew Daily

MATTA is urging the Cabinet to declare an all-out war against Covid-19 instead of continuing with protracted battles on a piecemeal basis with no end in sight.

MATTA defers Cuti-Cuti Malaysia fair

17 Mar 2020 The Star

MATTA Fair CutiCuti Malaysia, scheduled for next month, has been postponed, says Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) president Datuk Tan Kok Liang.

Government should follow Europe to lock down country

16 Mar 2020 Guang Ming Daily

MATTA is urging the Cabinet to declare an all-out war against Covid-19 instead of continuing with protracted battles on a piecemeal basis with no end in sight.

MATTA urges for lockdown

16 Mar 2020 New Sabah Times English (KK)

MATTA president Datuk Tan Kok Liang (pic) said instead of "continuing with protracted battles on a piecemeal basis with no end in sight" Malaysia should follow in the drastic footsteps of European nations of taking the bull by the horns.

Parties call for lockdown to contain Covid-19

16 Mar 2020 SME Magazine

The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC), the Malaysian Bar Council and Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) have called on the government to begin implementing a lockdown to curb the spread of the Covid-19 in the country.

MATTA Urges Cabinet To Declare Covid-19 Lockdown

16 Mar 2020 Business Today

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) urges the Cabinet to impose a lockdown to win the fight against Covid-19.

COVID-19: MATTA tangguh semua pameran pelancongan

16 Mar 2020 Berita Harian Online

KUALA LUMPUR: Persatuan Ejen-ejen Pelancongan dan Pengembaraan Malaysia (MATTA) menangguhkan semua Pameran MATTA yang dijadualkan di Kuala Lumpur dan beberapa negeri lain sehingga situasi kembali normal.

MATTA announces cancellation of all travel fairs nationwide

16 Mar 2020 Borneo Post Online

KOTA KINABALU: The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) has announced the cancellation of all its travel fairs throughout the country.

Tourism group calls for Covid-19 lockdown, says industry should reset later

16 Mar 2020 The Malaysian Insight

THE Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) is urging Putrajaya to lockdown the country to battle the Covid-19 pandemic.

MATTA gesa Putrajaya laksana perintah berkurung

16 Mar 2020 The Malaysian Insight

PERSATUAN Ejen-ejen Pelancongan dan Pengembaraan Malaysia (MATTA) menggesa Putrajaya melaksanakan perintah berkurung di seluruh negara untuk susulan penularan wabak Covid-19.

After cancelling fair, MATTA now urges Cabinet to declare Covid-19 lockdown

16 Mar 2020 The Star Online

MATTA president Datuk Tan Kok Liang said instead of continuing with "protracted battles on a piecemeal basis", the government should have a lockdown.

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