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Matta fair at Boulevard postponed


JOIN US: (From left) Organising committee members Lina Tsen, Dayang, Chung and Steven Lau are seen at the press conference.

KUCHING: The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (Matta) Sarawak Chapter has postponed the fourth Sarawak Matta Travel Fair 2013 to May 10-12.

Initially scheduled for May 3-5, it will still be held at the Boulevard Shopping Mall Phase II main promotion hall.

Organising chairman Samuel Chung said the postponement was due to the election, which will be held on May 5. “Initially, the entrance fee to the fair was priced at RM2 per adult and RM1 for children, but we have decided to give free admission and we expect to see more visitors this time,” he told a press conference yesterday, adding that some 10,000 or more visitors are expected.

The last Sarawak Matta Travel Fair eight years ago attracted around 7,000 visitors.

Chung said the revival of the fair is part of efforts to promote both inbound and outbound tourism in Kuching.

He revealed that Malaysia Airlines, the fair’s offi cial airline, has promised to give special offers. There will also be lucky draws comprising attractive prizes sponsored by the various participating organisations.

Matta Sarawak Chapter chairman Dayang Azizah said there would be 22 travel agents and 10 corporates taking part in the fair.

“We have travel agencies from West Malaysia taking part in the fair, who are going to give very attractive offers,” she said.