MATTA Moves to E-Hailing Platform

Kuala Lumpur, 12 July 2019 - The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) today successfully signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with four e-hailing companies, namely:

1. Dacsee Sdn Bhd (Dacsee)
2. Ideal Technology Advancement Sdn Bhd (Ciaoz2u)
3. MULA Car International Sdn Bhd (MULA Car)
4. Neo Urban Consolidated Sdn Bhd (Nuccar)

MATTA President Datuk Tan Kok Liang said, “MATTA is pleased to extend its collaboration with e-hailing companies in the effort to leverage on the e-hailing platform to enable our members who are transport operators to list and maximise their available fleet of vehicles on the apps of these companies. This signifies our commitment to strengthen and expand our members’ businesses further by exploring opportunities in various sectors in the tourism industry, including transportation.”

“The discussion to formalise this project started a year ago and the objective is to work closely with our strategic partners such as Dacsee, Ciaoz2, MULA Car and Nuccar to fulfil our mutual objectives as well as to raise the business sustenance of our members and e-hailing companies towards enhancement in the tourism industry.”

“This strategic collaboration also extends beyond transportation to include spearheading innovation and technological initiative. It would encourage more transport operators in the country to be more innovative, especially in the face of disruptive technology.”

“With the e-hailing companies’ extensive presence in Malaysia and Southeast Asia, MATTA is confident of reaching a sizeable audience through the platform. Together, we will create a travel experience that is both seamless and personalised to the needs of consumers.”

“The transport operators, who are members of MATTA, are vetted, well-trained and experienced operators to ensure the comfort and safety of passengers, and the vehicles are well equipped with features that are at par with other e-hailing vehicles. The advantages of the vehicles provided by our members are also that they have a large capacity, which can be converted into taking luggage services and in condition to cross border between states,” Tan added.

Lim Chiew Shan, Chief Executive Officer, Dacsee Sdn Bhd said, “We would like to thank MATTA for inviting Dacsee for this collaborative effort. We always believe in investing in community. Members of the travel and tour industry will have the opportunity and support they need for the access to a bigger market and a new stream of income through e-hailing platform.”

Ong Chin Keong, Chief Executive Officer, Ideal Technology Advancement Sdn Bhd said, “We are delighted in collaborating and working with MATTA through this platform. As much as our brand “CiaoZ” evokes hospitality of Malaysians for drivers and passengers, we are confident that this collaboration will promote borderless greeting among all races and nationalities of travel agents and their travellers.”

Kumeran A/L Sagathevan, Kuala Lumpur Branch Manager, MULA Car International Sdn Bhd said, “MULA a fully Malaysian owned E-hailing outfit specialising in real time APP based booking, Pre-Booking for future rides and time-based booking for those who prefer a more specialized service. Currently MULA is operating in Penang, Kedah, Ipoh, Klang Valley, Melaka, Seremban and Johor Bahru. With MATTA, MULA is looking forward to the future synergetic opportunity that can be established with this partnership bridging the gap between inner city, inbound and outbound transfers. This would be beneficial for all parties by providing extra job opportunity for all the drivers whilst providing local and tourist passengers ease of travel access.”

Hynol Hakim Bin Hynol Huzrien, Director, Neo Urban Consolidated Sdn Bhd said, “Nuc is very excited to accept MATTA offer to be part of transportation partner towards all their members in strengthening e-hailing industry in Malaysia. The collaboration is viewed as something very positive as Nuc is at the same time having experience in handling outbound and inbound tours involving transportation such as tour package transfers, intercity transfer, and more. This will definitely benefits 12,000 potential Nuc database users who will also see this as a new milestone for a e-hailing company and in line with Nuc mission to become Southeast asia trusted digital mobility solutions by 2020.”

MATTA is optimistic that this collaboration will create better travelling conditions and better transportation facilities for the continuous growth of the tourism industry in Malaysia and enhance members business offerings and services to consumers.

The MoU was signed by:

1. Datuk Tan Kok Liang (President, MATTA)
2. Lim Chiew Shan (Chief Executive Officer, Dacsee Sdn Bhd)
3. Ong Chin Keong (Chief Executive Officer, Ideal Technology Advancement Sdn Bhd)
4. Kumeran A/L Sagathevan (Kuala Lumpur Branch Manager, MULA Car International Sdn Bhd)
5. Hynol Hakim Bin Hynol Huzrien (Director, Neo Urban Consolidated Sdn Bhd)


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