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Locals shun Hong Kong as political unrest peaks

25 Nov 2019 The Malaysian Reserve

Many airlines have slashed their future flights to Hong Kong, while tourists opt for other destinations.

Wooing tourists in 2020

17 Nov 2019 Sunday Star

Good food, diverse culture and Malaysia's natural beauty - that is Datuk Mohammadin Ketapi's recipe to win the hearts of tourists for Visit Malaysia 2020.

Taking care of Malaysian tourism

16 Nov 2019 The Star

Overtourism is one of the biggest problems faced by many countries in the world today, including Malaysia. While there are plans to implement sustainable practices in the local industry, are stakeholders doing enough?

Should travellers use cards or e-wallets?

1 Nov 2019 The Star Online

WHEN it comes to cashless travel, it’s a tussle between plastics and apps. Will you fare better with cards or e-wallets when you’re travelling?.

How practical is cashless travel?

1 Nov 2019 The Star Online

Like many millennials, Keira Chin likes to discover new sights and sounds on her trips abroad. What she doesn’t like is coming home from her holidays with leftover foreign notes.

Make mine cashless

19 Oct 2019 The Star

With the rise of digital payments, we may no longer need 'real' money in our pocket. But are e-wallets practical for travellers?

The right pick

19 Oct 2019 The Star

MATTA president Datuk Tan Kok Liang says travellers should research the types of cashless payment channels available at the destinations they are visiting.

MATTA organises trip for members

18 Oct 2019 Borneo Post (Kuching)

A trip to various places here jointly organised by Matta Sarawak Chapter and MATTA KL Chapter was held from 2 to 5 October 2019.

Active promotion of VM2020 campaign overseas

17 Oct 2019 The Malaysian Reserve

Tourism Malaysia gears up to promote VM2020 to cities like Chennai, Madurai, Coimbatore and Kochi.

MATTA hails perks for tourism sector

16 Oct 2019 Daily Express

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) under the presidency of Datuk Tan Kok Liang is happy that Budget 2020 contained incentives for the tourism industry.

Boost for big boys in theme parks

15 Oct 2019 The Star

MATTA head: Serious players can bring in tourism ringgit with the 100% tax break.

State to introduce incentive programme for agencies promoting inbound tourism

11 Oct 2019 Buletin Mutiara

State Tourism, Arts, Culture and Heritage (PETACH) Committee chairman Yeoh Soon Hin said his office would be introducing an incentive programme soon for agencies actively promoting inbound tourism to further boost the state’s economy.

We can't ferry tourists in 30-year-old buses, MATTA tells govt

2 Oct 2019 Tamil Malar

The tourism industry is hopeful that Putrajaya will introduce tax incentives in Budget 2020 to upgrade tourist buses and vans, saying many of these vehicles are the same models that were used 30 years ago.

More allocation for tourism promotion - MATTA

2 Oct 2019 Borneo Post (KK)

MATTA hopes the government will allocate more for tourism promotion in the 2020 Budget to ensure that Visit Malaysia Year 2020 meets its target.

'Tourism sector needs money for promotion, infrastructure'

2 Oct 2019 New Straits Times

MATTA hopes the government will allocate more for tourism promotion in the 2020 Budget to ensure that Visit Malaysia Year 2020 meets its target.

MATTA banks on tax incentives for vehicles upgrade

1 Oct 2019 New Sabah Times English (KK)

MATTA had made presentations to Minister of Finance YB Tuan Lim Guan Eng and top officials from the Ministry of Finance (MOF) and Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) regarding its proposals for Budget 2020.

Hope for tax reduction for upgrades in travel vehicle

1 Oct 2019 Sin Chew Daily

MATTA had made presentations to Minister of Finance YB Tuan Lim Guan Eng and top officials from the Ministry of Finance (MOF) and Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) regarding its proposals for Budget 2020.

MATTA hopes for tax incentives on upgrading of tourism vehicles in Budget 2020

1 Oct 2019 Borneo Post (KK)

MATTA had made presentations to Minister of Finance Lim Guan Eng and top officials from the Ministry of Finance (MOF) and Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) regarding its proposals for Budget 2020.

Belanjawan 2020: MATTA harap lebih banyak peruntukan untuk promosi pelancongan

1 Oct 2019 Bernama

MATTA berharap kerajaan akan menyediakan peruntukan yang lebih besar khusus bagi penggalakan pelancongan dalam Belanjawan 2020 untuk memastikan Tahun Melawat Malaysia 2020 mencapai sasarannya.

Budget 2020: MATTA hopes more allocation for tourism promotion

1 Oct 2019 Bernama

MATTA hopes the government will allocate more for tourism promotion in the Budget 2020 to ensure Visit Malaysia Year 2020 meets its target.

We can't ferry tourists in 30-year-old buses, MATTA tells govt

1 Oct 2019 Free Malaysia Today

The tourism industry is hopeful that Putrajaya will introduce tax incentives in Budget 2020 to upgrade tourist buses and vans, saying many of these vehicles are the same models that were used 30 years ago.

MATTA: Foreign company selling travel tour is against law

19 Sep 2019 Sin Chew Daily

MATTA is calling on the Authorities to act against illegal tour businesses and the public to deal only with licensed travel agents.

Umrah packages cost to go up

19 Sep 2019 The Star

A price hike of up to an additional RM1,000 per person on umrah packages is unavoidable following Saudi Arabia's decision to increase the visa fee and impose a 5% value-added tax.

Foreign exhibitors banned from direct transaction

19 Sep 2019 Guang Ming Daily

MATTA is calling on the Authorities to act against illegal tour businesses and the public to deal only with licensed travel agents.

MATTA urges travellers not be fooled by cheap tours

19 Sep 2019 The Malaysian Reserve

Travellers have been cautioned to not engage the services of unlicensed tour operators or bogus travel agencies that might use lower priced packages as their main lures.

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