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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.

Further Restriction of Entertainment Outlet Operating Hours A Damper to Tourism

30 Nov 2018

MATTA is concerned with the report that Kuala Lumpur City Hall would ensure all entertainment outlets in the city to be closed by 1am, as stated by Minister of Federal Territories, YB Tuan Haji Khalid Abdul Samad.

MATTA Appeals For Temporary Waiver of Visa Fees For Chinese and Indian Tourists

13 Nov 2018

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) is appealing to the Malaysian Government to waive visa fees for Chinese and Indian tourists.

MATTA Hopes New Budget Will Spur Desired Growth In Tourism Industry

5 Nov 2018

MATTA applauds Minister of Finance, YB Tuan Lim Guan Eng for granting certain of its wish list in giving due recognition to the tourism industry to generate wealth for the country as provided for in Budget 2019.

MATTA and CLIA Set Focus On Emerging Cruise Tourism in Malaysia

5 Nov 2018

MATTA and the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) have developed a collaboration through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for strategic cooperation to drive the emerging cruise tourism in Malaysia.

Occupational Framework to Strengthen the Travel Industry

30 Oct 2018

MATTA is delighted to present the Occupational Framework (OF) for the Travel and Tourism Industry to the Department of Skills Development (Jabatan Pembangunan Kemahiran (JPK)).

MATTA Collaborate with Multiple India Tourism Associations to Boost Tourist Arrivals from India

26 Oct 2018

A delegation from the MATTA is in South India on a sales mission to touch base and meet with local outbound tour operators in three major cities of Trichy, Bengaluru and Hyderabad from 22 to 27 October 2018.

MATTA Looking Forward To Budget 2019 For Its Wishlist To Be Granted

17 Oct 2018

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) is looking forward to the tabling of Budget 2019 by the Minister of Finance, YB Tuan Lim Guan Eng on 2 November 2018.

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