Deal to benefit transport operators

THE Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) is collaborating with four e-hailing companies to enable transport operators who are its members to optimise use of their vehicles, boost their earnings and support the industry.

The four e-hailing companies are Dacsee Sdn Bhd, Ideal Technology Advancement Sdn Bhd (CiaoZ), Mula Car International Sdn Bhd and Neo Urban Consolidated Sdn Bhd (Nuccar).

MATTA signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with representatives of the companies at Sunway Putra Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

MATTA president Datuk Tan Kok Liang, Dacsee chief executive officer Lim Chiew Shan, CiaoZ chief executive officer Vincent Ong Chin Keong, Mula Car business unit (KL) manager S.Kumeran and Nuccar director Hynol Hakim Hynol Huzrien signed on behalf of their respective organisation.

Tan said 1,000 MATTA members who are transport operators have 8,500 vehicles such as vans, shuttle buses and rental cars which can be fully utilised.

He said the e-hailing platform would make it easier for MATTA members to offer their services.

“MATTA is pleased to leverage on the e-hailing platform to enable our members who are transport operators to list their fleet of vehicles on the apps of these companies,”said Tan.

“This signifies our commitment to strengthen and expand our members’ businesses by exploring opportunities in various sectors in the tourism industry.

“This strategic collaboration also includes spearheading innovation and technological initiatives to encourage transport operators to be more innovative, especially in the face of disruptive technology.”

He added that their drivers were well trained, have undergone health check-ups and have insurance coverage.

“Even I have the PSV (Public Service Vehicle) licence. Our tourism vehicles go for inspection every six months.”

He highlighted that through the e-hailing companies’ extensive presence in Malaysia and South-East Asia, MATTA was confident of reaching a sizable audience.

Lim said MATTA members would have the opportunity and support they needed to access a bigger market and a new stream of income through the platform.

Ong said they were confident that the collaboration would promote a seamless travel experience.

Kumeran said the partnership would bridge the gap between inner city, inbound and outbound transfers.

Hynol Hakim said the collaboration would benefit not only the company but also its users.