Matta Travel Fair back with exciting packages


Kon speaking to reporters, flanked by Dayang Azizah on his left and Irfah.

KUCHING: The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (Matta) Travel Fair is coming back again with many exciting holiday packages and offers.

This sixth edition of the annual tourism event will be happening from March 13 to 15 at Boulevard Shopping Mall here.

So far, 55 booths have been sold and more travel agents are expected to join as there are more than 180 Matta members in the state.

So far, the confirmed participants are Airworld Travel, Bel-Air, Borneo Exploration, Borneo Fairyland, Cat City Holidays, Cempaka Travel, Great Leap Tour, Ibanika Tours, Inter-Continental Travel, Interworld Travel, Ik Chin Travel, Ming Ming Travel, Multiclients Travel, Natol Holidays, Orient Holidays, Pin Sing Travel, Pelancongan Merdeka, Sara Worldwide Vacations, Sak Soon Travel, Tanahmas Travel, and TH Travel.

Non-Matta members who have indicated their participation are Tourism Malaysia Sarawak and Swiss-Garden International Vacation Club. Organising chairman Chris Kon said this time around, there would be more on destination packages.

“Customers can expect to see worldwide flight deals and ground package offers, and they will also get expert advice on many very attractive holiday destinations,” he said during a press conference at Matta Sarawak office yesterday.

He added that lucky draws would be offered to customers who close deals during the fair.

Kon said last year’s Matta Travel Fair attracted about 9,000 visitors, and this year, they would anticipate a higher number — perhaps 10,000 or so — as more people would come to know of this exciting event.

He said the Matta fair, with its wide range of choices, would give Sarawakians a great opportunity to window-shop for holiday package deals without having to travel all the way to Kuala Lumpur.

Matta Sarawak Chapter chairperson Dayang Azizah Abang Zaidan and Secretariat officer Irfah Shafiani were also at the press conference.

For more information, contact the secretariat at 082-253276, or email to [email protected].