MATTA is pleased to announce the first ever MATTA Fair Cuti Cuti Malaysia will be held on 4 – 5 April 2020 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.
MATTA wishes to inform the public that the MATTA Fair in Kuala Lumpur has been rescheduled to 1-3 May 2020 at the World Trade Centre due to the coronavirus crisis that is causing massive upheaval in economies in the region.
MATTA together with key industry stakeholders has had a series of meetings with the MOTAC, MOH and Tourism Malaysia to come up with strategies to tackle the sudden and significant drop in travel to Malaysia due to the coronavirus crisis.
MATTA has taken note that all direct flights from China to Sabah have been suspended temporarily until the situation normalises.
MATTA is committed to supporting the government’s effort to contain the spread of the 2019-nCoV (Wuhan coronavirus) and to look into recovery measures to mitigate losses in the tourism industry.
The Wuhan coronavirus will definitely affect the state and national tourism industry.
In conjunction with the China-Malaysia Year of Culture and Tourism 2020, a Tourism Promotion and Business Matching Conference was held at the Malaysia Tourism Centre (MaTic), Kuala Lumpur.
MATTA inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with national travel associations from India to boost tourism between Malaysia and India in conjunction with Visit Malaysia 2020.
MATTA wishes to advise its members and the general public that it has issued a letter of demand through it's lawyers to the Persatuan Agensi Pelancong Malaysia (Malaysia Association Tour Agency) ["MATA"].
As part of its ongoing campaign in promoting Visit Malaysia 2020, MATTA has printed stickers to be displayed on tour buses, excursion vans and travel offices nationwide.
MATTA welcomes the decision to extend current visa-free arrangements for China and India tourists to next year.
MATTA in partnership with Global Peace Foundation, Aquawalk Sdn Bhd and Malaysia Airlines brought joy to 90 children at Petrosains, The Discovery Centre and Aquaria KLCC today through a joint Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme.
MATTA received a letter from the Registrar of Societies (RoS) based on complaints allegedly lodged by disgruntled members after the elections for the Executive Council of MATTA were held at the AGM of the association on 13 July 2019.
MATTA is heartened by the statement made by the Minister of Transport YB Anthony Loke that the government supports the concept proposed by MATTA to optimise usage by including tour buses into e-hailing services.
MATTA is elated that Budget 2020 contains incentives for the tourism industry after it had made presentations to Minister of Finance YB Tuan Lim Guan Eng and top officials from the MOF and MITI.
MATTA had made presentations to Minister of Finance YB Tuan Lim Guan Eng and top officials from the Ministry of Finance (MOF) and Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) regarding its proposal for Budget 2020.
MATTA is calling on the Authorities to act against illegal tour businesses and the public to deal only with licensed travel agents.
The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah Saudi Arabia has revised visa fees for the coming Umrah season (1441H) and waived additional charges imposed on pilgrims that have performed Umrah more than once.
MATTA welcomes the Service Tax Policy No.1/2019 issued by the Royal Malaysian Customs Department (RMCD) on 1 September 2019.
MATTA take exception to the statement issued by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) that airlines and passengers using KLIA are losing out to other Malaysian airports with lower Passenger Service (PSC) rates.
The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) wish to thank our Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad for making an incisive decision during his recent visit to AirAsia’s headquarters at Sepang.
The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) held its 44th Annual General Meeting last Saturday, 13 July 2019 at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), Kuala Lumpur.
MATTA today successfully signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with four e-hailing companies.
The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) held its inaugural MATTA Awards ceremony to recognise the achievements of its members and their contribution to the Malaysian tourism industry on 30 June 2019 at Hilton Kuala Lumpur.
The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) had a successful business networking session in collaboration with the Association of Malaysian Spas (AMSPA) held on 17 June 2019 at the Concorde Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.