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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.

Proactive Measures by Marine Department Malaysia Needed to Prevent Tour Boat Tragedies, says MATTA

2 Feb 2017

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) wish to convey its condolences to the victims of the capsized catamaran and their families.

MATTA Calls for Concrete Measures Minus the Rhetoric in Managing Disasters

2 Feb 2017

Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) President Datuk Hj Hamzah Rahmat is saddened with the recent boat tragedy, and regrets the unnecessary and untimely comments.

MAXIMUM Penalty for Umrah SCAM, says MATTA

29 Dec 2016

Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) President Datuk Hj Hamzah Rahmat is deeply saddened with yet another report of Umrah scam after paying for cheap packages.

Hukuman Maksima Bagi Penipuan Pakej Umrah - MATTA

29 Dec 2016

Presiden Persatuan Ejen-ejen Pelancongan dan Pengembaraan Malaysia, Datuk Hj Hamzah Rahmat amat kecewa dengan satu lagi laporan mengenai penipuan pakej Umrah.

MATTA Targets More Tourists From India And Sri Lanka

28 Nov 2016

A sales mission comprising members of the Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) will arrive Kochi, second largest city of Kerala in south west India, this Wednesday.

MATTA Urges MAHB To Adopt High-tech Surveillance System At Airports

22 Nov 2016

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) has called on Malaysia Airport Holdings Bhd (MAHB) to adopt the high-technology ThruVis surveillance system without delay.

High-Tech Surveillance Equipment For Malaysian Airports? MATTA Says Aye!

21 Nov 2016

Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) President Datuk Hj Hamzah Rahmat has given the thumbs-up to Malaysia Airport Holdings Berhad (MAHB) to adopt the “ThruVis” technology developed in Britain by Digital Barriers.

Malaysia To Revise Airport Tax Rates Beginning Next Year

3 Nov 2016

The Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) has revised its passenger service charges, also known as the airport tax, set to come into effect from January 1, 2017.

‘Plane’ And Simple Not Enough

3 Nov 2016

Amenities at KLIA and klia2 must be improved further, said the Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA).

MATTA Says Timing Of Airport Tax Revision Not Right

1 Nov 2016

MATTA says the timing is not right in respect of the revision of the new Passenger Service Charge (PSC), also known as the airport tax.

MATTA : Timing Could Not Be Worse For Passenger Airport Tax Hikes

1 Nov 2016

It is not the right time to raise Passenger Service Charge (PSC) rates at Malaysian airports amid fuel and cooking oil price hikes, the Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) said today.

Airport Tax Increase - NOT THE RIGHT TIME

1 Nov 2016

MATTA shocked by the announcement made by the Malaysian Aviation Commission (MavCom) that the new Passenger Service Charge (PSC) will be effective from 1 January next year.

Travel Sector Will Have To Make Do With What Was Announced In Budget 2017

25 Oct 2016

Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) inbound vice president Datuk Tan Kok Liang welcomes the government’s allocation of RM400 million for clean air and ecotourism initiatives.

MATTA Welcomes Appointment of New Tourism Malaysia Chairman

22 Sep 2016

Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) President Datuk Hj Hamzah Rahmat welcomes the appointment of Datuk Siew Ka Wei as the new chairman for Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board.

MATTA signs MOU with ASITA

2 Sep 2016

Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) President Datuk Hj Hamzah Rahmat is elated with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Association Of The Indonesian Tours & Travel Agencies at PWTC, Kuala Lumpur

MATTA Launches SLDN Programme

1 Sep 2016

Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) President Datuk Hj Hamzah Rahmat is honoured to have YB Dato’ Sri Hj Ismail Bin Hj Abd Muttalib, Deputy Minister of Human Resources, to officiate the launching of SLDN Programme.

MATTA - PSC And Airport Charges Are Two Different Issues

9 Aug 2016

Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) President Datuk Hamzah Rahmat wish to point out that passenger service charge (PSC) and airport charges are two distinct different issues that need to be dealt with separately.

MATTA Applauds The Move To Establish A Special Cyber Court

25 Jul 2016

Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) President Datuk Hj Hamzah Rahmat has welcome the report that a Special Cyber Court to judge criminal offences under the cyber laws will start operations in Kuala Lumpur in September.

Regulate Uber And Grab For Consumer Protection And Fair Competition, Says MATTA

20 Jun 2016

Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) inbound vice president Datuk Tan Kok Liang is calling on the authorities to rein in ride-hailing apps that are now operating outside the ambit of licensing rules and regulations.

MATTA Travel Online Portal - Bring Technology To Global Tourism Economy

1 Jun 2016

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) launched its first online travel portal - www.matta.travel on 1st June 2016 at Malaysia Tourism Centre (MaTIC), Jalan Ampang.

MATTA Muslim Travel Dialogue - Exposing The Industry With Muslim Tourism

26 May 2016

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) organized its first Muslim Travel Dialogue on 26th May 2016 at Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), Kuala Lumpur.

MATTA Supports The Call That Tourist Guide Service Should Be Optional Instead Of Compulsory

18 May 2016

Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) inbound vice president Datuk Tan Kok Liang has expressed support for the call to allow tourists to choose whether they wish to pay for the service of a tourist guide.

MATTA Urge Commercial Vehicle Licensing Board To Extend Fullest Cooperation To Tourism And Culture Ministry Sabah Office

18 May 2016

Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) inbound vice president Datuk Tan Kok Liang welcomes the announcement that the crackdown on unlicensed tour vans will shift to illegal tour buses.

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