Wednesday, May 08, 2013

80 to participate in Sarawak Matta Travel Fair

KUCHING: Over 80 exhibitors including Malaysia Airlines (MAS) will be participating in Sarawak’s very own Matta Travel Fair 2013 to be held at Boulevard Shopping Mall here from May 10 to 12.

The event is organised by Malaysia Association of Tour & Travel Agents (Matta) Sarawak Chapter with MAS as official airline.

Organising chairman Samuel Chung told a press conference at the Matta Kuching office in Jalan Tabuan here yesterday that participants include hotels and resorts, tourism-related companies, travel agencies and tour operators, airlines and national tourism agencies.

“We hope the public will come in droves to support us,” he urged.

This leading and largest travel exhibition in Malaysia will provide an opportunity for visitors to explore an extensive range of discounted travel packages and offers for domestic and overseas trips.

Chung revealed another highlight of the event – a lucky draw where visitors stand a chance to win flight tickets and hotel stays.

Sarawak Tourism and Housing Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg is expected to be guest-of-honour.

MAS regional senior vice-president Malaysia and Asean region Muzammil Mohd said the national carrier will be offering attractive and international travel airfares, MASholidays packages and travel related products at the event.

The promotion is held in conjunction with the celebration of MAS’ 40th anniversary.

“All inclusive discounted return airfares for economy and business class will be available through appointed agents participating in the fair, while MASholidays will offer domestic and international holiday package promotional offers at Malaysia Airlines’ booths No. 54 to 60,” he said.

Muzammil said MAS will also showcase Sarawak, a great tourist paradise with attractive deals to explore Bumi Kenyalang.

“MASholidays is offering holiday packages to many destinations on MAS extensive network. These packages are inclusive of return economy class airfare with surcharges and taxes, airport transfers, hotel accommodation with daily breakfast and tour as per itinerary provided,” he added.