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MATTA PLACES HIGH HOPES ON NEW GOVERNMENT AND CABINET

5 Dec 2022

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) congratulates YAB Dato' Seri Anwar bin Ibrahim as Malaysia’s 10th Prime Minister and hopes, with the appointment of the new cabinet and the PM’s reform agenda, that the government will place greater emphasis in tourism as one of the key pillars of the Malaysian economy.

HARGA KOS MENUNAIKAN UMRAH DIJANGKA NAIK

3 Nov 2022

Persatuan Ejen-Ejen Pelancongan dan Pengembaraan Malaysia (MATTA) menjangkakan peningkatan kos bagi menunaikan umrah disebabkan kadar mata wang ringgit Malaysia yang semakin lemah.

LARGEST MATTA FAIR TO ATTRACT 250,000 VISITORS

1 Nov 2022

Come March 2023, the Malaysian Association of Tour & Travel Agents (MATTA) will be organizing the biggest consumer travel fair not just in Malaysia but also in the region.

IMPLEMENT DIRECT VISA-ON-ARRIVAL FOR INDIAN TOURISTS

21 Oct 2022

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) has expressed concern over the recent month-long service disruption of the eVISA portal which has resulted in losses of more than RM 20 - 30 million.

“PENANG PARTNERS WITH MATTAONLINE.TRAVEL”

2 Aug 2022

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) is pleased to announce Penang as our 1st MATTA Online Official Partner.

“CHINA DRIVES REGIONAL TOURISM”

28 Jul 2022

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) is confident that once China relaxes its travel restrictions, tourism between Malaysia and China would inevitably resume. During the meeting between MATTA and H.E. Ambassador Ouyang, who represents the People's Republic of China in Malaysia, H.E. Ambassador Ouyang Yujing confirmed this as

MATTA PROPELS PREMIER TRANSPORTATION INTO LUXURY TRAVEL

19 Jul 2022

The Malaysian Association of Tour & Travel Agents (MATTA) applauds the recent announcement by the Minister of Transport, Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong, associated with the introduction of permits for luxury vehicles in the tourism industry.

MATTA GESA PIHAK BERWAJIB LEBIH PROAKTIF DALAM MENANGANI ISU HAJI

14 Jul 2022

Persatuan Ejen-ejen Pelancongan dan Pengembaraan Malaysia (MATTA) memandang serius isu berkenaan penempahan pakej haji oleh sejumlah perserta jemaah haji yang tidak melalui Pengelola Jemaah Haji (PJH) yang berdaftar dengan Tabung Haji (TH) sehingga mengakibatkan 380 jemaah haji terkandas di KLIA baru-baru ini.

MATTA ONLINE – NEW AI-POWERED STATE- OF-THE-ART ONLINE TRAVEL PLATFORM

22 Jun 2022

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) is pleased to launch MATTA Online, a new AI-powered cutting-edge 24/7 online travel marketplace and platform for MATTA members comprising travel agents and tour operators for hotels, airlines, attractions, theme parks and other tourism providers.

“DECISIVE RE-OPENING OF BORDERS A CRUCIAL STEP FORWARD FOR THE TOURISM INDUSTRY” SAYS MATTA

9 Mar 2022

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents says the reopening of borders starting 1 April 2022 is a crucial step for the tourism industry and in line with what MATTA has been pushing for.

MALAYSIA WILL BE LEFT BEHIND, BORDER NEEDS TO OPEN, URGED MATTA

17 Feb 2022

The Malaysian Association of Tour & Travel Agents (MATTA) is urging the Government to open the international border measures for fully vaccinated travelers into and out of Malaysia.

PENETAPAN SOP BAHARU AKTIVITI UMRAH DISAMBUT BAIK SELARAS CADANGAN MATTA

14 Feb 2022

Persatuan Ejen – Ejen Pelancongan dan Pengembaraan Malaysia (MATTA) menyambut baik kenyataan Menteri Kanan Pertahanan Malaysia berkenaan penetapan Prosedur Operasi Standard (SOP) baharu bagi aktiviti umrah berkuatkuasa 14 Februari ini.

“ MATTA WELCOMES NRC PROPOSAL ON RE-OPENING OF INTERNATIONAL BORDERS “

9 Feb 2022

The Malaysian Association of Tour & Travel Agents welcomes the National Recovery Council proposal on the reopening of international borders from March 1.

MATTA SARAN QUARTET SEGERA LULUS SOP

31 Jan 2022

Persatuan Ejen – Ejen Pelancongan dan Pengembaraan Malaysia (MATTA) menyarankan Quartet segera meluluskan Standard Operasi Prosedur (SOP) dan kuarantin di rumah berikutan kebenaran untuk membenarkan semula aktiviti perjalanan Umrah yang berkuat kuasa pada 8 Februari 2022.

MUSTAHIL JEMAAH UMRAH BOLEH BERLEPAS TANPA DIVAKSIN – MATTA

10 Jan 2022

Persatuan Ejen – Ejen Pelancongan dan Pengembaraan Malaysia (MATTA) menyangkal kenyataan yang dikeluarkan Menteri Kesihatan, YB Tuan Khairy Jamaluddin berkenaan jemaah yang tidak lengkap divaksin dijangkiti Omicron setelah pulang dari mengerjakan ibadah umrah.

JANGAN DISKRIMINASI KAN INDUSTRI UMRAH – MATTA

7 Jan 2022

Persatuan Ejen – Ejen Pelancongan dan Pengembaraan Malaysia (MATTA) meminta Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia (KKM) untuk tidak membuat sebarang keputusan dengan tergesa-gesa tanpa memberitahu MATTA sebagai wakil industri yang diiktiraf oleh MOTAC dan persatuan yang paling lama di industri pelancongan.

MATTA CALLS FOR FAIRER AAX PROPOSED DEBT RESTRUCTURING FOR CONSUMERS AND AGENTS

10 Nov 2021

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) says that a fairer compensation scheme is much needed compared with the 0.5 percent proposed debt settlement by Air Asia X.

BUDGET 2022 COULD HAVE BEEN BETTER TO HELP TOURISM RECOVERY

1 Nov 2021

MATTA feels that the National Budget 2022 could have been better to help rehabilitate the tourism industry on a fast track; although several proposals in the budget are good.

"NATIONAL BUDGET 2022 MUST FOCUS ON REHABILITATING TOURISM BUSINESSES, STIMULATE DOMESTIC TRAVEL DEMAND AND REVIEW TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS FOR A SWIFT RECOVERY” SAYS MATTA

20 Oct 2021

MATTA welcomes the recent statement by the Minister of Finance Datuk Seri Tengku Zafrul that the budget 2022 will focus on the tourism sector which had been badly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic

FOUR KEY TOURISM AND TRAVEL PLAYERS JOIN HANDS TOWARDS INDUSTRY PREPAREDNESS AND REOPENING OF TOURISM AND BUSINESS EVENT

10 Oct 2021

The four key players have pledged to position Malaysia as a safe destination for leisure and business travellers.

ON THE VERGE OF COLLAPSE, MATTA SEEKS DIRECT FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR THE TOURISM INDUSTRY IN THE NATIONAL BUDGET 2022

21 Sep 2021

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) is urging the incumbent Minister of Finance to be upfront in his efforts to help tourism businesses which are currently in extreme financial distress.

MATTA CALLS ON ASEAN GOVERNMENTS TO WORK ON AN ASEAN DIGITAL COVID-19 CERTIFICATE

29 Jul 2021

The Malaysian Association of Tour & Travel Agents (MATTA) has called on ASEAN governments to work on an ASEAN Digital Covid -19 Certificate in preparation for borders reopening in the region. The ASEAN member countries’ government should work out a

MATTA SUPPORT STATEMENT ON FRAUDULENT ACTIVITIES RELEVANT TO HAJJ SEASON 2021

16 Jun 2021

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) welcomes and support the statement by the Commercial Crime Investigation Department, PDRM on 10th June 2021 relating to fraudulent activities related to Hajj and Umrah packages for the 2021

MATTA: FAST TRACK VACCINATIONS AND EXTEND MORATORIUMS

1 Jun 2021

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) welcomes many of the initiatives outlined in the Pemerkasa Plus that the association hopes will help tourism players, in particular travel agents, stay afloat during this time of crisis.

"LOAN MORATORIUMS, WAGE SUBSIDY, AND CLEAR TOURISM RECOVERY ROADMAP AMONG 5 MEASURES PROPOSED BY MATTA"

31 May 2021

Loan Moratoriums, Wage Subsidy, and Clear Tourism Recovery Roadmap among 5 Measures Proposed By MATTA for the Revival of the Travel Industry amidst the Country Lockdown Measures

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