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MATTA Congratulates Newly Appointed Director General of Tourism Malaysia

4 Dec 2018

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) welcomes the appointment of Datuk Musa Yusof as the Director General of Tourism Malaysia effective 3 December 2018.

Further Restriction of Entertainment Outlet Operating Hours A Damper to Tourism

30 Nov 2018

MATTA is concerned with the report that Kuala Lumpur City Hall would ensure all entertainment outlets in the city to be closed by 1am, as stated by Minister of Federal Territories, YB Tuan Haji Khalid Abdul Samad.

MATTA Appeals For Temporary Waiver of Visa Fees For Chinese and Indian Tourists

13 Nov 2018

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) is appealing to the Malaysian Government to waive visa fees for Chinese and Indian tourists.

MATTA Hopes New Budget Will Spur Desired Growth In Tourism Industry

5 Nov 2018

MATTA applauds Minister of Finance, YB Tuan Lim Guan Eng for granting certain of its wish list in giving due recognition to the tourism industry to generate wealth for the country as provided for in Budget 2019.

MATTA and CLIA Set Focus On Emerging Cruise Tourism in Malaysia

5 Nov 2018

MATTA and the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) have developed a collaboration through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for strategic cooperation to drive the emerging cruise tourism in Malaysia.

Occupational Framework to Strengthen the Travel Industry

30 Oct 2018

MATTA is delighted to present the Occupational Framework (OF) for the Travel and Tourism Industry to the Department of Skills Development (Jabatan Pembangunan Kemahiran (JPK)).

MATTA Collaborate with Multiple India Tourism Associations to Boost Tourist Arrivals from India

26 Oct 2018

A delegation from the MATTA is in South India on a sales mission to touch base and meet with local outbound tour operators in three major cities of Trichy, Bengaluru and Hyderabad from 22 to 27 October 2018.

MATTA Looking Forward To Budget 2019 For Its Wishlist To Be Granted

17 Oct 2018

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) is looking forward to the tabling of Budget 2019 by the Minister of Finance, YB Tuan Lim Guan Eng on 2 November 2018.

Effective Response To Market Dynamics Needed To Draw More Chinese Visitors, Says MATTA

15 Oct 2018

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) is concerned on the drop in Chinese tourist arrivals to Malaysia during the recent “Golden Week” in China.

MATTA Contributes RM 100,000 to Tabung Harapan Malaysia

2 Oct 2018

MATTA, Malaysia’s leading travel association, contributed RM 100,000 to the Tabung Harapan Malaysia to support the efforts of the Government.

Capping Airfares A Major Boost For Tourism

19 Jul 2018

MATTA is heartened by the disclosure made by Transport Minister Anthony Loke in Parliament yesterday that the Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) is finalising its study on a suitable mechanism to control domestic airfares.

MATTA Welcomes Move to Regulate E-Hailing Industry

13 Jul 2018

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) welcomes the announcement by Transport Minister Anthony Loke that regulations for the e-hailing industry will be implemented from July 12.

MATTA Congratulates Newly Appointed Tourism, Arts And Culture Minister, and Deputy Minister

3 Jul 2018

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) welcomes the announcement of the full Cabinet today that included a Minister and Deputy Minister for the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture.

MATTA Facilitates Bumiputera Tour Operators Through Umrah and Muslim Holidays B2B

2 Jul 2018

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) launched its first B2B Umrah and Muslim Holidays 2018.

MATTA Pledges RM1 To Tabung Harapan Malaysia For Every Visitor To MATTA Fair

6 Jun 2018

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) will donate RM1 to ‘Tabung Harapan Malaysia’ (THM) for every visitor to the National MATTA Fair in Kuala Lumpur to help in the effort of addressing the financial situation in the country.

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.

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