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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).

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).

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.

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.

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