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MATTA Expects More Arrivals From India

7 Jan 2020

MATTA inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with national travel associations from India to boost tourism between Malaysia and India in conjunction with Visit Malaysia 2020.

MATTA Takes Action Against MATA For Trademark Infringement

4 Jan 2020

MATTA wishes to advise its members and the general public that it has issued a letter of demand through it's lawyers to the Persatuan Agensi Pelancong Malaysia (Malaysia Association Tour Agency) ["MATA"].

Visit Malaysia 2020 MATTA Vehicle Stickers Launched by Minister At MaTiC, Kuala Lumpur

3 Jan 2020

As part of its ongoing campaign in promoting Visit Malaysia 2020, MATTA has printed stickers to be displayed on tour buses, excursion vans and travel offices nationwide.

MATTA Thanks PM For Extending Visa Free Entry For China And India Tourists During VM2020

29 Dec 2019

MATTA welcomes the decision to extend current visa-free arrangements for China and India tourists to next year.

MATTA and Industry Partners Reaching Out to Underprivileged Children

16 Dec 2019

MATTA in partnership with Global Peace Foundation, Aquawalk Sdn Bhd and Malaysia Airlines brought joy to 90 children at Petrosains, The Discovery Centre and Aquaria KLCC today through a joint Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme.

Allegations by Disgruntled Members Not Supported by Evidence, Says MATTA

16 Dec 2019

MATTA received a letter from the Registrar of Societies (RoS) based on complaints allegedly lodged by disgruntled members after the elections for the Executive Council of MATTA were held at the AGM of the association on 13 July 2019.

MATTA Hails Transport Minister's Support for E-Hailing Tour Buses

12 Nov 2019

MATTA is heartened by the statement made by the Minister of Transport YB Anthony Loke that the government supports the concept proposed by MATTA to optimise usage by including tour buses into e-hailing services.

MATTA Elated by Tourism Incentives Announced in Budget 2020

11 Oct 2019

MATTA is elated that Budget 2020 contains incentives for the tourism industry after it had made presentations to Minister of Finance YB Tuan Lim Guan Eng and top officials from the MOF and MITI.

MATTA Hopes Budget 2020 Will Provide Tax Incentives On Upgrading of Tourism Vehicles

30 Sep 2019

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 proposal for Budget 2020.

Illegal Tour Businesses Must Be Stopped, Says MATTA

18 Sep 2019

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

Visa Fees Revised For New Umrah Season

12 Sep 2019

The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah Saudi Arabia has revised visa fees for the coming Umrah season (1441H) and waived additional charges imposed on pilgrims that have performed Umrah more than once.

MATTA Welcomes Service Tax Policy on Tourism Management Services

10 Sep 2019

MATTA welcomes the Service Tax Policy No.1/2019 issued by the Royal Malaysian Customs Department (RMCD) on 1 September 2019.

IATA's Comments on PSC Irrational, Says MATTA

9 Sep 2019

MATTA take exception to the statement issued by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) that airlines and passengers using KLIA are losing out to other Malaysian airports with lower Passenger Service (PSC) rates.

MATTA Thanks PM For Concurring With Concerns Of Tourism Industry

19 Aug 2019

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) wish to thank our Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad for making an incisive decision during his recent visit to AirAsia’s headquarters at Sepang.

Datuk Tan Kok Liang Re-Elected As MATTA President For Term 2019-2021

16 Jul 2019

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) held its 44th Annual General Meeting last Saturday, 13 July 2019 at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), Kuala Lumpur.

MATTA Moves to E-Hailing Platform

12 Jul 2019

MATTA today successfully signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with four e-hailing companies.

MATTA Members Shines At The Inaugural MATTA Awards

4 Jul 2019

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) held its inaugural MATTA Awards ceremony to recognise the achievements of its members and their contribution to the Malaysian tourism industry on 30 June 2019 at Hilton Kuala Lumpur.

MATTA And AMSPA Committed To Promote Wellness Tourism In Malaysia

17 Jun 2019

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) had a successful business networking session in collaboration with the Association of Malaysian Spas (AMSPA) held on 17 June 2019 at the Concorde Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

MATTA Begins Onboarding For Its Technology Platform

24 May 2019

MATTA held its first in a series of onboarding programmes for the MATTA Tourism Industry Distribution and Booking Platform on 24 May 2019 at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), Kuala Lumpur.

"It is your right but is it the right thing to do?" says MATTA

16 May 2019

MATTA is urging the Ministry of Transport Malaysia to urgently review the entry fee charges for excursion bus and tour van for pick up and drop off tourists at KLIA2 effective 1 March 2019, managed by its operator, Segi Astana Sdn. Bhd.

MATTA Urges Government to Review Service Tax on Tourism Management Services

1 Mar 2019

MATTA is urging the Government to review the Service Tax (Amendment) Regulations 2018 issued by the Royal Malaysian Customs Department (RMCD) on tourism management services that will be imposed effective 1 March 2019.

MATTA Celebrates Chinese New Year with Tourism Industry Leaders

26 Feb 2019

MATTA held a Chinese New Year Celebration on 21 February 2019 at the Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur with over 300 members and guests from the tourism industry.

MATTA: Be Wary With “Cheap Travel Packages”

12 Feb 2019

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) reiterates consumers to be vigilant over “cheap travel packages” offered by travel agencies especially online.

MATTA Reiterates Call for Visa-Free Travel for Chinese And Indian Tourists to Boost Tourism

15 Jan 2019

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) is calling on the Government to grant visa free travel for Chinese and Indian tourists visiting Malaysia.

MATTA Congratulates Newly Appointed Director General of Tourism Malaysia

4 Dec 2018

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) welcomes the appointment of Datuk Musa Yusof as the Director General of Tourism Malaysia effective 3 December 2018.

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