`Tour Buddy` programme gets mixed reviews

PETALING JAYA: The new "Tour Buddy" programme which allows locals to hosts tourists has gotten mixed reviews from the travel industry. The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) claimed the service was illegal but the group behind it said its role was to complement tour guides and not replace them. MATTA, in a statement, said it had advised members - numbering over 3,200 tour and travel companies - not to engage the services of Tour Buddy.