Saturday, August 22, 2015

Good holiday deals at 7th Matta Sarawak Travel Fair

KUCHING: The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (Matta) Sarawak Chapter will host the 7th Matta Travel Fair 2015 this Sept 4-6, from 10am to 10pm daily.

The event, which is being held for the second time this year, will take place at the same venue, Main Promotion Hall II of Boulevard Shopping Mall here.

Matta Travel Fair 2015’s organising chairman Nelson Lai said his team would expect a participation of 20 agents, including those in hotel and banking industries, in this edition.

“Just as before, the fair will give visitors a chance to win prizes in the Matta Fair lucky draw, which is open to all who purchase (travel) packages over RM1,000.

“This time around, the prizes are courtesy of our official sponsor Silk Air, as well as co-sponsors Sara Worldwide Vacation Bhd and Sarawak River Cruise,” he said during a press conference at Matta Office here yesterday.

Meanwhile, Matta Sarawak chairman Chris Kon said the fair was the association’s annual initiative in promoting tourism, especially slated for the domestic market.

“We believe that the tourism industry would continue to move forward, despite the implementation of GST (Goods and Services Tax) and the decline in Malaysian ringgit.

“The only thing is that we need to be more creative in our industry and offer more appropriate prices so that domestic tourism would be able to bring income for the nation’s economy.

“Last year, we received over 10,000 visitors at the fair. We hope that the figure would increase this time around.”

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