80 to participate in 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.

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.

He also invited travellers to experience enhanced comfort on their new super jumbo Airbus A380 which flies to London, Paris and even Hong Kong.

“This is a great opportunity for our customers to try our widely applauded aircraft,” he said.

“The flagship aircraft will provide exciting new levels of comfort, luxury and convenience in long haul travel,” he assured.

Earlier Muzammil introduced the new Sarawak area manager Alias Suut who will assume his role effective May 15 this year.

MAS all-inclusive return economy class fares start at an attractive price from RM799 to Hong Kong while to two popular European destinations of London and Paris start from as low as RM2,799.

As for Business Class travel, the return fares to London and Paris start from only RM10,999 while fares to Phnom Penh, Hanoi, Saigon and Bandar Seri Begawan start from RM999.

At the fair, travellers can find attractive and affordable packages as low as RM2,036 per person for a 4-day/3-night to Hong Kong Disneyland and RM926 for Bali.

Other interesting packages with tour include the 4-day/3-night to Singapore and Universal Studios for RM1,979, 4-day/3-night Hong Kong Free and Easy Tour and 5-day/3-night tour in Paris for RM3,822.

Muzammil urged the public not to miss out on this fair and take advantage of the big discounts for both overseas and domestic trips offered by MAS.