While stakeholders agree that modifying work weekends and school holiday terms are valid proposals to help the domestic tourism sector bounce back from the Covid-19 pandemic, they stress that such schemes are easier said than done.
The small and medium enterprises (SMEs) especially within the travel and tourism sector are badly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, and finding themselves adopting digital means of doing business and focusing on domestic demand.
Presiden Persatuan Ejen Pelancongan dan Pengembaraan Malaysia (MATTA), Tan Kok Liang, berkata banyak ahli MATTA mengadu syarat baharu menyebabkan mereka membayar lebih untuk jangka masa panjang.
There will be no Cuti-Cuti Malaysia in Sabah – for now – following the spike in Covid-19 cases in the state.
Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) president Datuk Tan Kok Liang said the extension of the additional allocation under the package's Wage Subsidy Programme 2.0 was a big help to the travel agents.
Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) president Datuk Tan Kok Liang said a lockdown was needed if cases continued to increase.
Presiden MATTA Datuk Tan Kok Liang berkata, platform yang kali pertama diperkenalkan itu membolehkan ejen pelancongan, pengusaha pelancongan dan penyedia perkhidmatan pelancongan menjual pakej-pakej percutian terus kepada pengguna.
MATTA pada Isnin mengumumkan akan menganjurkan MATTA Fair Dalam Talian 2020 dari 23 hingga 30 Sept ini yang menawarkan pakej percutian domestik dan antarabangsa daripada 100 pempamer.
This new initiative is the first phase of MATTA’s recovery approach and it is the first of many to come to cater to the various needs of Malaysian travellers.
MATTA has announced its first-ever online MATTA Fair that will take place from September 23-30 featuring domestic and future international holiday packages from 100 exhibitors.
Datuk Tan Kok Liang said the newly introduced digital platform would enable travel agents, tour operators and other tourism service providers to sell holidays packages directly to consumers, focusing on domestic travel.
MATTA is pleased to announce its first ever MATTA Fair Online, featuring domestic and future international travel packages from about 100 exhibitors who are participating in the Fair. The focus of the Online Fair is on domestic travel.
Over 1,000 holiday and tour packages with irresistible offers for travellers to check out at the MATTA Fair Online offered by travel agents from Johor, Kedah, Kuala Lumpur, Melaka, Pahang, Perak, Perlis, Penang, Sabah, Sarawak and Selangor.
The online fair is a new initiative of MATTA to cater the various need of Malaysian travellers who are looking for special holidays such as unique adventures or family vacations from over 1,000 offers of irresistible holiday and tour packages.
MATTA president Datuk Tan Kok Liang said the newly introduced digital platform would enable travel agents, tour operators and other tourism service providers to sell holidays packages directly to consumers, focusing on domestic travel.
MATTA has announced its first-ever online MATTA Fair that will take place from Sept 23-30 featuring domestic and future international holiday packages from 100 exhibitors.
MATTA hari ini mengumumkan akan menganjurkan MATTA Fair Dalam Talian 2020 dari 23 hingga 30 Sept ini yang menawarkan pakej percutian domestik dan antarabangsa daripada 100 pempamer.
MATTA president Datuk Tan Kok Liang believes that Malaysia needs to focus on its readiness and prepare for the eventual reopening of its borders.
“I hope other states in Malaysia will emulate the exemplary initiative by the state government of Sabah that has taken into account the financial hardship and lack of support, particularly to tour operators and travel agents,” said Tan.
MATTA president Datuk Tan Kok Liang said to qualify for the incentive, the travelling period for holiday makers is from September 17, 2020 to March 31, 2021.
Restoring travellers' confidence to visit Sabah must be prioritised by the next state government, says MATTA.
The Government has been urged to extend the loan moratorium for the travel and tour industry.
TRAVEL and tour industry players are in dire need of a loan moratorium extension for the sector to survive as it is among the worst hit mainly due to the relentless border movement restrictions.
Tourism associations are appealing to the government to extend the moratorium on loans for travel and tour industry players.
MATTA Datuk Tan Kok Liang said domestic tourism was insufficient to replace the revenue brought in by international tourists, which would worsen following the closure of Malaysian borders due to Covid-19.