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MATTA WELCOMES THE PERMEKASA PROGRAM OF RM 20 BILLION

18 Mar 2021

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) welcomes the announcement by PM on the various stimulus initiatives especially on the new approach towards the easing of travel restrictions.

MATTA PUSHES FOR DOMESTIC CRUISES TO HELP REVIVE TOURISM

16 Mar 2021

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) has received word from the Ministry of Transport, Malaysia that SOPs for the operation of domestic cruises are being actively discussed with the National Security Council (MKN)

“Support Tourism Sector with Real Actions” Urges Matta

26 Feb 2021

The Malaysian Association of Tour & Travel Agents (MATTA) presented a 37 point recommendation to YB Dato’ Sri Nancy Shukri, the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture on 19 Feb 2021.

MATTA Lauds Mavcom For Demanding Full Refunds On Air Ticket Cancellations

24 Feb 2021

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) is thankful that the Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) has finally spoken up on issues of air ticket refunds.

Take Tourism Industry Stakeholders Seriously or Lose Out, MATTA Tells Government

30 Jan 2021

MATTA welcomes the timely and constructive inputs made by the former Director General of Tourism Malaysia Datuk Seri Mirza Mohammad Taiyab.

Extreme Measures Needed to Save Tourism Industry, says MATTA

14 Jan 2021

MATTA urges the Government to be proactive and to come up with an enhanced and targeted rescue plan for tour and travel agents in light of the recent announcement of the Movement Control Order (MCO) and the bleak forecast on travel this year.

MATTA Welcomes The National Tourism Policy 2020 – 2030 As Pledge Towards Sustainability Of The Industry

23 Dec 2020

MATTA is pleased with the launching of the National Tourism Policy 2020 – 2030 which was announced today by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

MATTA Partners With Bureau Veritas To Help Restart Tourism In Malaysia

18 Dec 2020

MATTA and Bureau Veritas have signed an agreement to deploy the “Travel Safe Malaysia” Hygiene Excellence and Safety Label, designed to support the operational restart activities of the travel and tour industry.

MATTA Signs MoU with GOJO E-Hailing Provider to Promote Tourism Industry into the Future

14 Dec 2020

On 10 December 2020, MATTA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with GOJO e-hailing provider.

MATTA Signs MoU with GOJO E-Hailing Provider to Rouse and Promote Tourism Industry into the Future

10 Dec 2020

MATTA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with GOJO e-hailing provider.

Government Must Intervene to Direct Credit and Leasing Companies to Grant or Extend Moratoriums Immediately, says MATTA

15 Nov 2020

MATTA expresses great concerns on the failure of credit and leasing companies to extend loan moratoriums as advised by the Prime Minister.

Budget 2021 – RM50mil Allocated To Aviation Sector Only – An Oversight Or Short-Sightedness?

9 Nov 2020

MATTA refers to the national Budget 2021 that was presented by the Minister of Finance on 6 November 2020.

Budget 2021 Will Not Help Tourism Recovery

6 Nov 2020

MATTA is disappointed that the much-anticipated Budget 2021, which fails to provide solid relief programmes to protect jobs and tourism businesses, will not do much to help the tourism sector on its road to recovery.

MATTA’s Budget 2021 Wishlist Focuses On A Sustainable Recovery Of Tourism Industry

29 Oct 2020

MATTA is calling upon the Government to act boldly and decisively, through the National Budget 2021, to bolster a floundering Malaysian tourism industry during this time of economic adversity.

Penjelasan Isu Penularan Lesen Khas Umrah Di Media Sosial

29 Sep 2020

Persatuan Ejen – Ejen Pelancongan dan Pengembaraan Malaysia (MATTA) ingin membuat penjelasan mengenai isu senarai agensi – agensi yang telah diberikan Lesen Khas Umrah (LKU) yang telah tular di media sosial.

Clarification On The Article By Berita Harian Entitled “Pilih Agensi Umrah Berdaftar Dengan MOTAC – MATTA”

29 Sep 2020

MATTA refers to the online article by Berita Harian entitled “Pilih agensi umrah berdaftar dengan MOTAC – MATTA” dated 28 September 2020.

Tourism Associations Jointly Appeal For Moratorium Extension

8 Sep 2020

MATTA together with MITA, BUMITRA, MCTA, MITTA, MICA and PPBPSM urge the Government to extend the loan moratorium for the travel and tour industry.

Responsibility of Moratorium Extension Falls On Government To Protect Specific Sectors, Says MATTA

13 Jul 2020

MATTA urges the Government to extend the loan moratorium to a further six months for the tourism industry, in recognition that the industry is one of the significant job providers and important economy contributors to the country.

RM1 Billion PENJANA Tourism Financing Must Be Fairly Distributed to Tourism Sector, Says MATTA

6 Jun 2020

MATTA welcomes the various initiatives under the National Economic Recovery Plan (PENJANA) which were announced by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. The plan puts into focus recovery supports which are also extended towards tourism SMEs.

Health Certification Initiatives To Revive Tourism Industry, Says MATTA

20 May 2020

MATTA is calling for Government initiatives to resuscitate the tourism industry by developing and implementing health accreditation that can guarantee health and safety standards to boost confidence on tourism facilities for both locals and tourists.

Local Airlines Need All The Help From Government To Continue With Its National Service, Says MATTA

18 Apr 2020

MATTA urges the government to urgently look into financial support for the national carrier, Malaysia Airlines to ensure its readiness for post Covid-19 period.

"If The Government Does Not Protect The Travelling Public, Who Will?" Ask MATTA

14 Apr 2020

MATTA is concerned with the disclosure by the Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) that it had given leeway to airlines in providing refunds to customers due to challenges faced by commercial carriers following the Covid-19 pandemic.

Airlines Obligated to Provide Cash Refund for Flight Cancellations, Says MATTA

8 Apr 2020

MATTA is concerned that many passengers and travel agents may not be getting refunds due to them from flight cancellations as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

RM10 Billion Stimulus Much Needed Lifeline For SME, Says MATTA

7 Apr 2020

MATTA welcomes the additional RM10 billion for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) under the Prihatin Rakyat Economic Stimulus Package.

MATTA Disappointed With Second Economic Stimulus Package, Fears More Will Lose Jobs

27 Mar 2020

MATTA is disappointed with the much anticipated Economic Stimulus Package announced by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin which fails to address the key issue of protecting jobs.

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