Tourism Malaysia has extended until further advice their “Matching Grant Program”, also known as Galakan Melancong Malaysia (GAMELAN)
Travel agent/tour operator that should apply with the Police for approval for travel between states under RMCO - Recovery Movement Control Order, on behalf of the customers that the tour operator is handling their travel.
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Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MOTAC) is pleased to inform that the Government has allowed the operation of Tour Operators and Travel Agency, with the capacity limit for visitors capped at 50% of the premise with physical distancing.
MATTA had organised three (3) series of the Covid-19 Bread and Butter Online Webinar Forums in collaboration with The Star Media Group.
MATTA has prepared guidelines and SOPs for travel agency offices largely based on measures set by the Ministry of Health to help ensure the health and safety of the staff and visitors to a Travel Agency office.
MATTA had organised “Covid-19 Bread and Butter Series #2: Banking, Finance and Leasing for the Tourism Industry” online forum in collaboration with The Star Media Group.
MATTA had organised “Covid-19 Bread and Butter Series #1: Protecting the Tourism Workforce” online forum in collaboration with Star Media Group.
MATTA's Honorary Secretary General, Nigel Wong had the pleasure of representing the President and MATTA members in a meeting with the Economic Planning Unit (EPU) of the Prime Minister's Office in Putrajaya.
MATTA has engaged and submitted our proposals on the Economic Stimulus Package No.2 to the government and to the Economic Action Council (EAC)
MATTA has consulted with Legal Counsel on issues related to staff of members company during this difficult period of the COVID 19 and Movement Control Order, in respect to issues such as retrenchment, unpaid leave, cut in salary, amongst others.
On Friday, March 27, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has unveiled an economic stimulus package known as package prihatin or caring package valued at RM250bil that will benefit all Malaysians.
Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) had announced additional measures to support SMEs and individuals.
Travel Update on COVID-19 from Tourism Australia. With the COVID-19 situation evolving at a rapid pace globally, Tourism Australia is updating the Australia travel alert page as information becomes available.
Bank Negara Malaysia (the Bank) on 25 March 2020 had announce a number of regulatory and supervisory measures for SMEs and corporations to manage the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak.
Several banks in Malaysia have decided to provide leeway for customers to repay their bank loans as the Covid-19 outbreak takes a toll on Malaysians financially.
MATTA received a letter from Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia, informing TTEC, TTMC and several other courses has been deferred till 30 April 2020
Travel Update on COVID-19 from The European Travel Agents' and Tour Operators' Associations (ECTAA) specifically on the situation in Europe
The government has introduced Economic Stimulus Packages on 27 February 2020 to ensure economic risks associated with the outbreak are effectively addressed
Travel Update on Covid-2019 from The European Travel Agents' and Tour Operators' Associations (ECTAA) specifically on the situation in Italy
MATTA is waiting from the national airlines (after a meeting held recently) to revert back on the extension of refund due to flight cancellations caused by the outbreak of the Coronavirus situation.
MATTA together with key industry stakeholders had discussions with the Ministry of Tourism Arts and Culture and the Ministry of Health over two days and many pertinent issues ranging from situation containment and crisis management were discussed.
The implementation of the service tax on "Inbound Tour Packages" by travel agents is being postponed to another date to be informed later.
MATTA met with Royal Malaysian Customs Department (with En. Faizulnudin bin Hashim, Timbalan Pengarah, Bahagian CDN, RMCD, and his officers) on 15 February 2019 to seek further clarifications on Sales and Services Tax on Tourism Management Services
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