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MATTA Welcomes Appointment of Anthony Loke As Minister of Transport

24 May 2018

MATTA welcomes our new Minister of Transport Anthony Loke, who has expressed the need to improve road safety, bring the MH370 episode to a closure and place the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) under his ministry.

MATTA Calls For Tourism Tax To Be Abolished

22 May 2018

MATTA calls for the abolishment of Tourism Tax (TTx), which came into effect on 1 September 2017.

MATTA Welcomes the Move to Reduce GST

18 May 2018

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) welcomes the move by the government to have the Goods and Services Tax (GST) rate reduced from 6% to 0% with effect from 1 June 2018.

MATTA Welcomes New Prime Minister and Cabinet

14 May 2018

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) welcomes YAB Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad as Malaysia's seventh Prime Minister and his newly appointed Cabinet.

MATTA Membership with ECTAA to Boost Tourist Arrivals from Europe to Malaysia

7 May 2018

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) welcomes its affiliate member, the European Travel Agents and Tour Operators Associations (ECTAA) delegates to Malaysia on 7 - 8 May 2018

MATTA Signs Mou with Asfar Kingdom, Saudi Arabia And Fursan Convention & Exhibition

26 Apr 2018

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Asfar Kingdom, Saudi Arabia and Fursan Convention & Exhibition to promote and enhance Umrah travel to Saudi Arabia.

MATTA Supports Domestic Airfares Be Capped During Peak Seasons

3 Apr 2018

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) supports the Ministry of Transport’s initiative to put a cap on domestic airfares, as astronomical high fares during peak seasons have placed a heavy burden on the rakyat.

Bank Negara Should Be Pragmatic, Says MATTA

23 Mar 2018

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) is unhappy with the prohibition of surcharge on credit card payments, as it can cause inconvenience to its members and the travelling public.

Our Association is Apolitical, Says MATTA President

20 Mar 2018

MATTA constitution does not allow any of the members elected to serve in any position to make political comments in an official capacity.

MATTA And ASITA Set Up Collaboration To Boost Visitor Arrivals

14 Mar 2018

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) and the Association of Indonesian Tours and Travel Agencies (ASITA) have developed a collaboration framework to boost visitors to Malaysia and Indonesia.

“States To Benefit From Sharing Tourism Tax Equally”, Says MATTA

13 Mar 2018

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) welcomes the announcement by Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz in the Dewan Rakyat yesterday that state governments are to receive half of the RM10 tourism tax

MATTA Set Up Working Committee For Visit Malaysia Year 2020

26 Feb 2018

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) has set up a Working Committee to lend greater focus and momentum in line with Visit Malaysia Year (VMY) 2020.

MATTA Members Told Not To Engage Tour Buddy As It Is Against The Law

8 Feb 2018

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) is advising its members, numbering over 3,200 tour and travel companies nationwide, not to engage the service of Tour Buddy as it is against the law.

Digital Branding Workshop For Empowering MATTA Members To Compete Effectively Online

1 Feb 2018

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) organised a digital marketing workshop, ‘Accelerate Your Business through Digital Branding’ for its members in Kota Kinabalu today.

“Let’s Focus On VMY2020, Logo Is Secondary And Not Crucial”, Says MATTA

29 Jan 2018

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) President Datuk Tan Kok Liang, says the new Visit Malaysia Year 2020 (VMY2020) logo should not be the main focus.

MATTA Welcomes Timely Statement by IGP That Malaysia is a Safe Tourist Destination

4 Jan 2018

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) President Datuk Tan Kok Liang, applauds Inspector-General of Royal Malaysia Police (IGP) Tan Sri Dato' Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun for assuring that Malaysia is a safe tourist destination.

MATTA Welcomes No Change In Fares

2 Jan 2018

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) welcomes no change in fares for Langkawi ferry services.

MATTA Brooks No Nonsense With Members Involved in Cheating

27 Dec 2017

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) Vice President of Umrah and Haj, Shahrulnezam Mohd Daud is saddened with the report of 453 Malaysian umrah pilgrims who are unable to fly home since December 22 as scheduled.

“Maintain Current PSC At KLIA2,” Says MATTA

22 Dec 2017

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) President, Datuk Tan Kok Liang disagrees with Passenger Service Charge (PSC) hike at klia2 scheduled for implementation from January 1 next year.

“Umrah Should Remain Under Ministry of Tourism and Culture's Purview”, Says MATTA

20 Dec 2017

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) Vice President of Umrah and Haj, Shahrulnezam Mohd Daud disagrees with Umrah be placed under Tabung Haji as advocated by a consumers’ association.

MATTA Sedia Bekerjasama Dengan Kementerian Pelancongan Memperkasakan Pengendalian Pakej Umrah Negara

18 Dec 2017

Persatuan Ejen-Ejen Pelancongan Dan Pengembaraan Malaysia (MATTA) sedia bekerjasama dengan pihak kementerian bagi membendung masalah penipuan pakej umrah yang kian berleluasa disamping melindungi kebajikan ahli-ahlinya.

MATTA and MAH Enhance Travel and Tour Offerings Towards VMY 2020

15 Dec 2017

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) and the Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH) are going into a partnership with the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the growth of the tourism industry in the country.

MATTA Urges IATA Accredited Travel Agencies To Become PCI DSS Compliance

23 Nov 2017

Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) is advising IATA accredited travel agencies to comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).

MATTA Embarks Technology Solutions For Members

23 Nov 2017

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) achieved another significant milestone with the signing of Memorandum of Understanding with The National ICT Association of Malaysia (PIKOM).

Right Timing For Sabah State Government To Boost Rural Tourism, Says MATTA

19 Nov 2017

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) President Datuk Tan Kok Liang is elated that the Sabah State Government is channelling precious funds for infrastructure development to boost rural tourism.

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