MATTA incumbent president Tan re-elected to second term

MALAYSIAN Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) incumbent president Datuk Tan Kok Liang of Borneo Trails Tours & Travel Sdn Bhd has been re-elected.

He will serve his second consecutive term until 2021. He was voted in at MATTA's 44th annual general meeting at Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur. He received  overwhelming support from members to lead MATTA for the next two years.

Tan said he would focus on creating better opportunities for members and equipping them to face changes and challenges in a fast-evolving business environment. He also intends to continue fighting for better regulatory and business conditions for MATTA members. This will involve leveraging on technology to help members maintain a competitive edge in an increasingly disruptive environment.

He added that his priorities for the next two year  included development of the MATTA Tourism Industry Distribution and Booking Platform, leveraging on e-hailingplatforms, collaborating with Petronas for member incentives and combating illegal travel agents in collaboration with Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) as a medium to educate consumers.

The newly-elected executive council will be stepping up engagement with all major industry principals and stakeholders at both state and national levels to upscale the standard and delivery of travel and tourism services in Malaysia.

The council in the new term includes Mohd Akil Mohd Yusof (Triways Travel Centre Sdn Bhd) as deputy president and Mohammad Faeez Mohamad Fadhlilah (Tripfez Travel Sdn Bhd) as honorary treasurer.