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MATTA Members Told Not To Engage Tour Buddy As It Is Against The Law

8 Feb 2018

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) is advising its members, numbering over 3,200 tour and travel companies nationwide, not to engage the service of Tour Buddy as it is against the law.

Digital Branding Workshop For Empowering MATTA Members To Compete Effectively Online

1 Feb 2018

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) organised a digital marketing workshop, ‘Accelerate Your Business through Digital Branding’ for its members in Kota Kinabalu today.

“Let’s Focus On VMY2020, Logo Is Secondary And Not Crucial”, Says MATTA

29 Jan 2018

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) President Datuk Tan Kok Liang, says the new Visit Malaysia Year 2020 (VMY2020) logo should not be the main focus.

MATTA Welcomes Timely Statement by IGP That Malaysia is a Safe Tourist Destination

4 Jan 2018

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) President Datuk Tan Kok Liang, applauds Inspector-General of Royal Malaysia Police (IGP) Tan Sri Dato' Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun for assuring that Malaysia is a safe tourist destination.

MATTA Welcomes No Change In Fares

2 Jan 2018

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) welcomes no change in fares for Langkawi ferry services.

MATTA Brooks No Nonsense With Members Involved in Cheating

27 Dec 2017

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) Vice President of Umrah and Haj, Shahrulnezam Mohd Daud is saddened with the report of 453 Malaysian umrah pilgrims who are unable to fly home since December 22 as scheduled.

“Maintain Current PSC At KLIA2,” Says MATTA

22 Dec 2017

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) President, Datuk Tan Kok Liang disagrees with Passenger Service Charge (PSC) hike at klia2 scheduled for implementation from January 1 next year.

“Umrah Should Remain Under Ministry of Tourism and Culture's Purview”, Says MATTA

20 Dec 2017

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) Vice President of Umrah and Haj, Shahrulnezam Mohd Daud disagrees with Umrah be placed under Tabung Haji as advocated by a consumers’ association.

MATTA Sedia Bekerjasama Dengan Kementerian Pelancongan Memperkasakan Pengendalian Pakej Umrah Negara

18 Dec 2017

Persatuan Ejen-Ejen Pelancongan Dan Pengembaraan Malaysia (MATTA) sedia bekerjasama dengan pihak kementerian bagi membendung masalah penipuan pakej umrah yang kian berleluasa disamping melindungi kebajikan ahli-ahlinya.

MATTA and MAH Enhance Travel and Tour Offerings Towards VMY 2020

15 Dec 2017

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) and the Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH) are going into a partnership with the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the growth of the tourism industry in the country.

MATTA Urges IATA Accredited Travel Agencies To Become PCI DSS Compliance

23 Nov 2017

Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) is advising IATA accredited travel agencies to comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).

MATTA Embarks Technology Solutions For Members

23 Nov 2017

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) achieved another significant milestone with the signing of Memorandum of Understanding with The National ICT Association of Malaysia (PIKOM).

Right Timing For Sabah State Government To Boost Rural Tourism, Says MATTA

19 Nov 2017

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) President Datuk Tan Kok Liang is elated that the Sabah State Government is channelling precious funds for infrastructure development to boost rural tourism.

MATTA Hails PM For Making Tourism As Engine of Growth

27 Oct 2017

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) applauds Prime Minister Dato' Sri Mohd Najib Tun Haji Abdul Razak for giving due recognition to the potential of tourism to generate wealth for the country as provided for in Budget 2018.

MATTA: Tahap Pengendalian Pakej Umrah Akan Lebih Selaras Dengan 'Lesen Khas Umrah'

23 Oct 2017

Persatuan Ejen-Ejen Pelancongan Dan Pengembaraan Malaysia (MATTA) menggalakkan agensi pelancongan yang berminat dalam pengendalian pakej umrah untuk memohon ‘Lesen Khas Umrah’ bagi menyelaraskan tahap pengendalian pakej umrah di Malaysia.

Incentives And Funding In MATTA’s Wish List For Budget 2018

10 Oct 2017

As in previous years, the Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) has again submitted proposals, and is hoping that incentives and funding needed to spur the travel industry forward would be granted.

MATTA Welcomes Installation Of Effective Scanning Machines

27 Sep 2017

MATTA President Datuk Tan Kok Liang welcomes the statement made by Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi at Beijing that Malaysia will be acquiring high-tech scanning machines as safety measures.

MATTA Conducts Online Survey To Assist Members To Tide Over Introduction Of Tourism Tax (TTx)

5 Sep 2017

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) has sent out an online survey form to its 3,200 members. Up to 96%, or over 3,000, are licensed for inbound tour operating business.

Reintroduce Special Lane And Counter For Tour Buses At Second Link To Welcome Tourists

24 Aug 2017

MATTA President, Datuk Tan Kok Liang is calling on the authorities to reintroduce special lane and counter at the Malaysian side of the Malaysia–Singapore Second Link to facilitate tourists and promote cross border tourism.

Press Statement By MATTA President on Tax Exemption

27 Jul 2017

Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) had expressed concerns on the tourism tax fee on Malaysians and we are glad that the government has acknowledged positively.

MATTA Elects New President

18 Jul 2017

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA), Malaysia's largest tourism association has elected Datuk Tan Kok Liang as MATTA President for the term (2017 - 2019).

MATTA Forges New Oversea Collaboration

14 Jun 2017

MATTA continues to forge ties with overseas travel associations, this time with TAFI, by inking a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote tourism between India and Malaysia.

MATTA Throws in Full Support for Visit Keningau Year 2018

2 May 2017

Members of the Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) are launching new tour packages to Keningau, Sabah in an effort to promote the district as a new must-visit tourism destination.

MATTA Welcomes MOU Signed Between Tourism Malaysia and European Travel Agents’ and Tour Operators’ Associations

10 Mar 2017

MATTA President Datuk Hj Hamzah Rahmat is elated over the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Tourism Malaysia and the European Travel Agents’ and Tour Operators’ Associations (ECTAA) on March 9 in Berlin, Germany

MATTA Wish to Correct Misquotes in News Report

2 Mar 2017

Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) President Datuk Hj Hamzah Rahmat has spotted misquotes in the Bernama report “Matta disinterested in cooperation with N. Korean tourism industry” and posted by Malay Mail Online on March 1.

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