Absorb SST, tourism operators urged

Kuala Lumpur: The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) Fair starts today and participating tourism operators are urged to absorb the 6% Sales and Service Tax (SST) for domestic tourism packages.

The SST on tourism management services came into effect on March 1.

"It can help boost the country's domestic tourism further", MATTA President Datuk Tan Kok Liang told a pre-event press conference at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) yesterday.

He said domestic tourism, as one of the key anchors of the tourism industry, was expected to continue its growth trajectory with aggresive promotion and marketing awareness on its local tourism products.