MATTA urges the Government to extend the loan moratorium to a further six months for the tourism industry, in recognition that the industry is one of the significant job providers and important economy contributors to the country.
MATTA welcomes the various initiatives under the National Economic Recovery Plan (PENJANA) which were announced by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. The plan puts into focus recovery supports which are also extended towards tourism SMEs.
MATTA is calling for Government initiatives to resuscitate the tourism industry by developing and implementing health accreditation that can guarantee health and safety standards to boost confidence on tourism facilities for both locals and tourists.
MATTA urges the government to urgently look into financial support for the national carrier, Malaysia Airlines to ensure its readiness for post Covid-19 period.
MATTA is concerned with the disclosure by the Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) that it had given leeway to airlines in providing refunds to customers due to challenges faced by commercial carriers following the Covid-19 pandemic.
MATTA is concerned that many passengers and travel agents may not be getting refunds due to them from flight cancellations as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
MATTA welcomes the additional RM10 billion for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) under the Prihatin Rakyat Economic Stimulus Package.
MATTA is disappointed with the much anticipated Economic Stimulus Package announced by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin which fails to address the key issue of protecting jobs.
MATTA had received numerous complaints from its members that leasing companies have created their own set of moratorium on repayment of loans instead of using the one issued by Bank Negara Malaysia on 24 March 2020.
MATTA is calling on the government to allow the private sector to stop mandatory contributions to the Employees Provident Fund (EPF), the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) and other levies.
MATTA welcomes the announcement by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin that a movement control order will be imposed from tomorrow until the end of the month to contain the Covid-19 outbreak.
MATTA is urging the Cabinet to declare an all-out war against Covid-19 instead of continuing with protracted battles on a piecemeal basis with no end in sight.
MATTA is calling on YB Dato’ Sri Hajah Nancy Binti Shukri, the new Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, to have the Fourth Schedule of the Tourism Industry Act 1992 amended swiftly or revoked altogether.
MATTA is calling on major tourism service providers such as airlines and hotels to be fair to travel agents who are the true victims of the Covid-19 outbreak.
MATTA is concerned with the flow of foreign vehicles entering our country and taking passengers away from local transport operators licensed to provide taxi, van and bus services.
MATTA is delighted with the RM20 billion Economic Stimulus Package announced by Interim Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad yesterday, which will help mitigate the impact to the tourism industry that has been severely affected by Covid-19.
MATTA wishes to notify members of the suspension of entry into the Saudi Arabia for Umrah and visits to the Al Masjid an-Nabawi in Medina, amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
MATTA is pleased to announce the first ever MATTA Fair Cuti Cuti Malaysia will be held on 4 – 5 April 2020 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.
MATTA wishes to inform the public that the MATTA Fair in Kuala Lumpur has been rescheduled to 1-3 May 2020 at the World Trade Centre due to the coronavirus crisis that is causing massive upheaval in economies in the region.
MATTA together with key industry stakeholders has had a series of meetings with the MOTAC, MOH and Tourism Malaysia to come up with strategies to tackle the sudden and significant drop in travel to Malaysia due to the coronavirus crisis.
MATTA has taken note that all direct flights from China to Sabah have been suspended temporarily until the situation normalises.
MATTA is committed to supporting the government’s effort to contain the spread of the 2019-nCoV (Wuhan coronavirus) and to look into recovery measures to mitigate losses in the tourism industry.
The Wuhan coronavirus will definitely affect the state and national tourism industry.
In conjunction with the China-Malaysia Year of Culture and Tourism 2020, a Tourism Promotion and Business Matching Conference was held at the Malaysia Tourism Centre (MaTic), Kuala Lumpur.
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.