History

Today, MATTA boasts a membership of over 3100 members and increasing, comprising local tour and travel organizations as well as numerous overseas affiliations. It is also the national umbrella representative body for the entire travel industry in the country. With a full time secretariat in Kuala Lumpur, its headquarters, MATTA has state chapters in Kedah, Penang, Perak, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Terengganu, Kelantan, Selangor, Johor, Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan.

MATTA's objective is to promote the interests of the travel and tour industry in Malaysia. MATTA works closely with the Ministry of Tourism and Culture as well as Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board (MTPB), help organise fairs, seminars, convention and workshops both to create public awareness of the tourism industry as well as to benefit its members.v

Objectives

  • To unite, supervise and coordinate the activities of the members.
  • To publicise, encourage, promote and extend the tourist and travel trade.
  • To adjudicate and settle any differences which may arise between members
  • To develop friendship and common purpose among the members of the tourist and travel industry.
  • To make representations on behalf of members to Government and all organisations with which the Association has common interest.
  • To encourage the highest ethical standards of business conduct within the trade.
  • To study and promote the interest of the tourist and travel trade and profession and to educate the public regarding the function of tours and travel agents.
  • To discourage unfair competition without in any way interfering with initiative and enterprise based on fair trading.

EXCO 2015 - 2017

Datuk Haji Hamzah Rahmat President Beststar Travel Centre Sdn. Bhd.
Rohizam Bin Md Yusoff Deputy President CAT Travel Sdn. Bhd.
Nigel Wong Chun Teim Honourary Secretary General Urban Rhythms Tours Adventures & Travel Sdn Bhd
Jeremiah Lim Honourary Treasurer Sunway Travel Sdn. Bhd.
Datuk Tan Kok Liang VP Inbound & Domestic Borneo Trails Tours & Travel Sdn. Bhd.
Jaya Kumar A/L S.Sannadurai VP Land Transportation Dayangti Transport & Tours Sdn Bhd
Mita Lim Swee Kok VP Outbound Ice Holidays Sdn. Bhd.
Zarinah Binti Hashim VP Air Transportation Tumpuan Vacation Sdn. Bhd.
Mohammad Faeez Bin Mohamad Fadhlillah VP Research & Technology Lagisatu Travel Sdn. Bhd.
Tan Bee Sim VP Education & Training Roystar Travel & Tours Sdn. Bhd.
Shahrulnezam Bin Mohd Daud Bumiputera Representative Falcon Travel & Tours Sdn. Bhd.
Sharifah Nor Bt. Syed Rohani Bumiputera Representative Sharifah Nor Travel & Tours Sdn Bhd
Yaacob Bin Hussin Bumiputera Representative PD Travel & Tours Sdn Bhd
Kathryn Lee Hwee Ching Johor Chapter Chairman Sri America Travel Corp (J) Sdn. Bhd.
Abd Rashid Bin Hashim Kedah Chapter Chairman Tiara Holiday Sdn Bhd
Wan Muhd Zamri Bin Wan Salleh Kelantan Chapter Chairman Al-Quds Travel Sdn Bhd
Rocky Kho Kwang Peow Kuala Lumpur Chapter Chairman Skyzone Tours And Travel Sdn. Bhd.
Shazli Affuat Bin Ghazali Kuala Lumpur Chapter Deputy Chairman Legend Vacations Sdn Bhd
Amanda Yau Yee Pay Melaka Chapter Chairman Tai Moh Holidays Sdn. Bhd.
Haji Mohd Azri Abd Razak Negeri Sembilan Chapter Chairman Al-Hijjrah Vacation Sdn Bhd
Burhanuddin Bin Ghazali Pahang Chapter Chairman SPKG Tours Sdn. Bhd.
Chooi Swee Poh @ Choi Sui Foo Perak Chapter Chairman Keris Travel & Tour Sdn. Bhd.
Robert Chong Sabah Chapter Chairman First Classic Travel Services Sdn Bhd
Chris Kon Kun Chiew Sarawak Chapter Chairman Borneo Exploration Tours & Travel Sdn. Bhd.
Mohd Akil bin Mohd Yusof Selangor Chapter Chairman Triways Travel Centre (M) Sdn Bhd
Roslan Bin Idris Terengganu Chapter Chairman Alam Travel & Tours Sdn. Bhd.
Vergis Mathews EXCO Penang Representative Eco-Coach & Tours (M) Sdn.Bhd.
Jimmy Thoo EXCO Incoming China Market Pearl Holiday (M) Travel & Tour Sdn. Bhd.
Ganeesh Ramaa Exco Incoming Indian Market Luxury Tours (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.

Secretariat

CEO's Office

Phua Tai Neng Chief Executive Officer ceo@matta.org.my
Maha Lechimi Anamalay Senior Executive cse@matta.org.my
Stacy Podokon Executive stacy@matta.org.my

Industry Services

Muhammad Ridzuan Ahmad Saibi Industry Services Senior Manager ridzuan@matta.org.my
Nurashikin Abdul Halim Industry Services Senior Executive kin@matta.org.my
Ahmad Fadzly Bin Md Anuar Industry Services Senior Executive fadzly@matta.org.my
Mazlina Ghazali Industry Services Executive mazlina@matta.org.my

Finance

Stephanie Liew Nyuk Foon Finance Manager stephanie@matta.org.my
Hanis Syakirah Md Nor Accounts Executive hanis@matta.org.my
Nur Hamizah Zakaria Accounts Executive mizah@matta.org.my
Azrul Azmi Accounts Executive azrul@matta.org.my
Amira Syahidah Accounts Assistant mirasyida@matta.org.my
Nurtasbi Rosazlan Accounts Assistant nurtasbi@matta.org.my
Nur Atiqa Mat Ali Accounts Executive nuratiqa@matta.org.my
Nor Azira Abdul Rashid Accounts Executive norazira@matta.org.my

PR & Communications

Mohammad Khairul Abdul Wahab Senior Communications Executive khairul@matta.org.my
Nur Ilani Md Saleh Communications Executive ilani@matta.org.my
Logeswaran a/l Sithamparam Industry Senior Executive logeswaran@matta.org.my

Events

Ummi Haslinda Mohd Rosli Senior Manager Events ummi.haslinda@matta.org.my
Maziah Mihat Head of MATTA Fair maziah@matta.org.my
Nur Athirah Kamarudin Senior Events Executive nurathirah@matta.org.my
Nadia Rosli Events Executive nadia@matta.org.my
Tan Mei Yin Events Executive mei@matta.org.my

Membership Services

Fazirah Omar Manager fazirah@matta.org.my
Nur Mizan Qistina Daud Membership Executive qistina@matta.org.my

HR & Administration

Nur Rasyidah Mohd Yusof Admin Executive nurrasyidah@matta.org.my
Damayanthy a/p Varatharasan Receptionist cum Admin Assistant receptionist@matta.org.my
Azahari Bin Jasmin Despatch cum Admin Assistant azahari@matta.org.my

MATTA Academy

Sivakumar a/l Muthu Manager sivakumar@matta.org.my
Noriza Jaafar Senior Administrator noriza@matta.org.my
Sazali Sabri Administrator sazali@matta.org.my
Muhamad Hasrulnizar Mohd Hasshim Administrator hasrul@matta.org.my

Support Services

Muhammad Iszhar Ismail Graphic Designer iszhar@matta.org.my
Nur Izzati Mohd Yusof IT Executive izzati@matta.org.my

Chapter Services

Aish Yusof Chapter Executive (Johor) secretariat.johor@matta.org.my
Mohd Reza Mohd Salleh Chapter Executive (Selangor) secretariat.selangor@matta.org.my
Siti Aishah Bt Ariffin Chapter Executive (Kuala Lumpur) secretariat.kl@matta.org.my
Nor Fazleen Bt Zainuddin Chapter Executive (Negeri Sembilan) secretariat.negeri@matta.org.my
Norliyana Bt Hamid Chapter Executive (Perak) secretariat.perak@matta.org.my
Norashima Bt Ishak Chapter Executive (Kedah) secretariat.kedah@matta.org.my
Iszarizal Bin Ismail Chapter Executive (Pahang) secretariat.pahang@matta.org.my
Afra Bt Anthony & Kristine R. Labangka Chapter Executive (Sabah) secretariat.sabah@matta.org.my
Sharifah Nadzirah Bt Wan Zaidi Chapter Executive (Sarawak) secretariat.sarawak@matta.org.my

Council of Past Presidents

Fahmy Mubarak
Tunku Dato' Seri Iskandar
Mokhti Bin Abas
Dato' Ngiam Foon