Category: Travel

MATTA Fair

Event Date: 8-10 September 2017

The MATTA Fair will be held from Sept 8 to 10 at the Putra World Trade Centre.

“A total of 1,333 booths have been taken up for the event which is expected to generate RM200mil worth of bookings and related expenditure domestically,” Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) CEO Phua Tai Neng said.

“We are confident that holiday makers will find the best deals for their families,” he said.

Speaking to reporters at the exhibitors balloting session at Wisma MATTA yesterday, Phua said that despite the strength of the US dollar against the ringgit, members of the public had generally accepted the situation and were proceeding with their holiday plans.

The MATTA Fair, which will cover 24,000sq m, is one of the “choicest” platforms for travel and tour agents to display their products.

MATTA, Phua said, had 3,300 registered travel and tour agency members who would be taking part in the fair.

Travel agencies from Japan, South Korea, Macau, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Turkey are also coming.

For domestic travel, Sabah, Sarawak, Negri Sembilan, Putrajaya, Terengganu, Perak, Selangor, Pahang, Johor, Kedah, Melaka and Labuan have confirmed their participation.

Additionally, Sarawak has been selected as Malaysia’s Favourite Destination for the fair. The biggest exhibitor is Sabah Tourism Board with 16 booths.

Event Date: 8-10 September 2017

Venue: PWTC

MATTA Fair 2017

Event Date: 17-19 March 2017

THE upcoming Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) fair this March will be even bigger with an additional hall dedicated to domestic tourism.

The first event of the biannual MATTA fair will be held at Putra World Trade Centre from March 17 to 19.

Out of five halls featuring 1,403 booths, two halls (Merdeka Hall and Hall 4) will be accommodating about 300 booths for domestic products and services along with state tourism organisations.

MATTA chief executive officer Phua Tai Neng said MATTA played an important role in developing and promoting domestic travel.

“MATTA fair has established itself as a one-stop platform for value-for-money travel packages which appeal not only to Malaysians, but also expatriates in the country.

“With the encouraging response and participation from exhibitors and state tourism organisations, it is a strong indicator that they have confidence in the domestic tourism market,” said Phua after the balloting session for exhibitors of the domestic halls.

He added that there had been an increase of 200 domestic booths compared with last year.

The biggest exhibitor will be Tourism Malaysia, with a total of 60 booths.

“Tourism Malaysia will bring in smaller tour operators under them with the aim of promoting domestic travel,” said Phua.

MATTA has named Perak as the favourite destination for Malaysians among other states, he said.

“The three-day event in March is expected to attract about 100,000 visitors and achieve RM180mil in sales.

“Despite the economic concerns, people still need to travel and take a break, be it domestic or international.

“With 95% of the overall booths taken up to-date, it clearly shows the confidence exhibitors have in the tourism market, and I am sure the upcoming fair will be yet another successful event,” he said.

Visitors to the MATTA Fair will get a chance to fly to London on board Emirates airline.

The fair’s official airline is sponsoring a pair of return tickets to London as the grand prize for the MATTA Fair Buyers’ contest.

Those who make a minimum purchase of RM300 for internationl travel packages at the fair are eligible to take part in the contest.

Emirates is also sponsoring six single return tickets to other European destinations – Paris, Amsterdam, Prague, Budapest, Venice, and Zagreb through the Buyers’ contest.

The MATTA Fair, from March 17-19, will be held at the Putra World Trade Centre. It is open from 10am-9pm daily.

The daily entrance ticket is priced at RM4.

Event Date: 17-19 March 2017

Venue: Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur

Organiser: MICEM SDN BHD

MITA 2017

Event Date: 24-26 February 2017

If you are going to plan for your family vacation in 2017 , MITA Travel Fair is the best place for you to get the best offer. There are so many categories you can choose:

– Arts & Entertainment
– Culture & Heritage
– Nightlife
– Nature & Wildlife
– Sports & Recreation
– Family Fun

MITA Tourism Fair is more than a normal Travel Fair . It about a passion in exploring domestic destination and helping the local tourism industries to expand a great platform for entrepreneurs to showcase the local product .. This is a NATIONAL CALL and CAMPAIGN for all Malaysian

“There are just so many things to do, see, buy and eat in Malaysia and visitors can pick and choose according to what interests them at the event,” said the fair’s organising chairman and Mita secretary general Adam Kamal.

There will be 650 booths showcasing the best that every state in the country has to offer such as places of interest including off-the-beaten-track attractions, culture, arts and crafts, and food.

Except for Perlis, Penang and Negri Sembilan, all the other states as well as the Federal Territory of Labuan are part of Mita Travel Fair 2017.

Adam said low-cost airline AirAsia has agreed to offer flight tickets exclusively during the fair period with rates starting at RM39 to destinations in Malaysia.

There is even more good news as registered visitors stand a chance to win lucky draw prizes which include hotel stays, theme park vouchers and airline tickets. Those who purchase travel packages are entitled to participate in a “buyer’s contest” that will see a lucky few winning attractive prizes. The main prize for the latter is a cruise ship package worth RM11,000.

“You won’t go hungry either as 40 food trucks serving various types of food are stationed outside MIECC. This mobile concept, which evolved from our permanent hawker centres, is being promoted as a tourism product,” he said.

Adam said those who enjoy shopping will like the Arts and Crafts section of the fair, an area which comprises 40 booths. Authentic and mostly handmade items such as woven mengkuang mats and handpainted batik from all over the country are available for sale.

“To give the fair a carnival atmosphere, performances such as traditional dances, sape (a string instrument from the lute family) and wayang kulit (shadow play) are part of the schedule. Meet-and— greet sessions with celebrities such as actress Sasqia Dahuri, DJ Azura Pedora and Royce Sa’yan are also on the cards. Some of these celebrities will belt out their songs as well as two original tunes specially composed for the event,” he said.

As a run-up to the three-day fair, Mita organised an online contest which in the first week offered holiday packages to Langkawi and Cherating, while in the second week RM888 was presented to lucky winners in conjunction with Chinese New Year.

“For the latest contest, which ends this Sunday, we are offering a holiday package for four people worth RM2,000. For more information, log on to our Facebook page Mita Travel Fair.”

In conjunction with the 50th anniversary of Asean, Mita has also allocated a section for Asean countries this year.

“This is to help in the cross-selling of Asean packages by Malaysian travel agents in collaboration with their Asean counterparts. The fair will have 100 foreign travel agents from all of the Asean countries as well as from China, Africa and the Middle East. We received good support from AirAsia and Royal Jordanian Airlines which flew them in,” Adam said.

 

Details:
Date – 24-26 February 2017
Time – 10.00am – 9.00pm
Venue – MIECC, Seri Kembangan, Selangor, Malaysia
Admission – FREE

MITM Travel Fair 2016

MITMThe 2016 Kuala Lumpur MITM Travel Fair is to be held at Mid Valley Exhibition Centre. The organizer Malaysian Chinese Tourism Association has said they expect to attract over 80,000 visitors to the fair. Admission to the travel fair is free.

Travel and tourism fairs are often great places to find out more about upcoming travel options savings and more. Considered to be one of the best travel fairs in the world since its beginning in 2001 the MITM attracts visitors from all over the world. It has a growing reputation as an effective platform for MCTA members national tourism organizations and other tourism related businesses to promote their products and services to huge numbers of visitors.

The 2016 Malaysia International Travel Mart (MITM) a mega Travel Fair presented by the Malaysian Chinese Tourism Association is already on track to add to the great success of this yearly event. This exciting experience will offer fantastic travel packages to participants from around the world.

Offers include a multitude of different fascinating and more affordable travel packages and promotions targeted at travelers preparing to vacation in the latter half of the year. With projections of more than 80,000 visitors attending MITM this year MCTA recommends people register early to save their spot.

This awesome event is not to be missed and will take place at Mid Valley Exhibition Centre (MVEC) in Kuala Lumpur from 5th to 7th August 2016.

Event Date: 5-7 August 2016

Venue: Mid Valley Exhibition Centre

Matta Fair 2016

Event Date: 2-4 September 2016

Matta Fair 2016Welcome to MATTA FAIR®, Malaysia’s premier travel extravaganza providing global exposure and endless business opportunities in this exciting era of groundbreaking travel innovations and technological advent.

The MATTA FAIR® occupied a total space area of over 24,000sq. metres comprising of Hall 4, 3, 2, 1, 1M & Linkway of PWTC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The MATTA FAIR® will provide visitors with a host of exciting and value for money travel options and excellent business and travel opportunities.

In essence, all the attractions that have made MATTA FAIR® the No. 1 Consumers’ Travel Fair in Malaysia will also be at every MATTA FAIR® plus many more new and exciting items. 100,000 or more visitors from Malaysia, ASEAN and the rest of the world are expected to visit the fair.

MATTA secretary-general Nigel Wong said the fair would feature various packages aimed at families, especially those with children.

Parents looking for packages with child-friendly activities will be thrilled to find that Legoland Malaysia Resort and Themed Attractions Resorts and Hotels are the official theme park partners for the upcoming MATTA Fair, bringing with them discounted packages to Legoland, Kidzania Kuala Lumpur and other attractions.

Legoland Malaysia Resort sales and marketing director Thila Munusamy said the company had decided to go bigger this time based on the good reception previously.

“Despite last year’s market slowdown, MATTA Fair did really well. We were happy with the success we had at the fair and we decided to come in stronger this time,” said Thila.

She added that it was an exciting time for Legoland as a new attraction, Ninjago The Ride, a 4D ride inspired by the Lego Ninjago line, will be opening in November.

Wong and Thila were speaking at the press conference announcing the partnership, at which MATTA’s tie-up with Smart Online Travel Assistant (SOTA) as the official technology partner for the upcoming MATTA Fair was also announced.

SOTA chief marketing officer Joanna Liao said consumers could check out some of the packages that would be sold at the upcoming fair at the matta.travel website.

“We have 85 tour and travel companies on the website and we aim to bring a hundred more,” said Liao, adding that the packages could also be bought online.

“We, however, encourage people to go to the fair themselves as there will be freebies for buyers and also contests,” she said.

She said that the packages on matta.travel cater to niche activities and unique destinations as well.

The upcoming MATTA Fair will run from Sept 2 to 4 at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC).

Entrance is RM4 per person per day and doors will open from 10am to 9pm daily.

Visitors are encouraged to take public transport to PWTC, as the KTM stops at nearby Putra Station, while the stop for the LRT is the PWTC Station.

Event Date: 2-4 September 2016

Venue: Putra World Trade Centre

Organiser: MATTA Sdn Bhd