In 1975, a group of travel and tour agents initiated an association to represent their interests. That association, aptly named Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents or MATTA for short, started with 30 members.
The founder of MATTA was the late Mr Loh Yit Lock who was also the 1st President.
Mr Loh Yit Lock - 1975 - 1976
Mr Fahmy Mubarak - 1977 - 1979
Mr Kamalruzaman "Kip" Bahadun - 1980 - 1982
YM Tunku Iskandar Tunku Abdullah - 1983 - 1988
Mr Mokhti Abas - 1989 - 1992
Mr Ahmad Kamil Abdullah - 1993 - 1998
YM Tunku Dato Seri Iskandar Tunku Tan Sri Abdullah - 1998 - 2005
Dato' Ngiam Foon - 2005 - 2009
Dato' Mohd Khalid B Harun - 2010-Present