1ST INAUGURAL BAZAAR MATTA WITH ATTRACTIVE SABAH TRAVEL DEALS AND ENTICING DISCOUNTS FROM MALAYSIA AIRLINES

Jun 21, 2022

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) is pleased to announce its’ first inaugural Bazaar MATTA that will be held in Sunway Velocity Mall, Kuala Lumpur from 18 — 19 June 2022, showcasing our supporting partners of Tourism Malaysia, Sabah Tourism Board and Malaysia Airlines.


Bazaar MATTA is initiated as a mini travel fair to allow travel agents from focus destinations to promote and sell tourism products and holiday packages to our local consumers, primarily to Kuala Lumpur and Klang Valley. For the beginning which we believe may provide a big impact to the tourism industry, we have worked with Sabah Tourism Board to bring in their selected travel agents. from Sabah to sell and promote directly to the consumer.



“Sabah Tourism is grateful for this opportunity to collaborate with MATTA once again, to promote Sabah. Even though international borders have reopened, the domestic market is still a key segment for our inbound travellers,” comments Datuk Joniston Bangkuai, Chairman of Sabah Tourism Board.

He adds, “I wish to encourage domestic travellers to explore Sabah through Community Based Tourism offering and go beyond the usual hotspots.”


 

Visitors are also entitled to a RM100 Boost voucher that can be utilized among several participating agents this weekend.

Sabah Tourism Board has been very proactive in attracting more local and international visitors to holiday in Sabah and has worked closely with MATTA Members in putting tour and travel packages promoting Sabah for sustainable and consistent domestic and inbound tourism growth.



Tourism Malaysia is enhancing domestic tourism by emphasising the Cuti-Cuti Malaysia campaign in 2022 to promote domestic tourism packages and programmes in trade fairs and roadshows via partnerships with tourism industry players. Besides that, various packages are also advertised on Tourism Malaysia's website under the 'Deals & Packages’ section.

As domestic tourism continues to drive the recovery, Malaysia is gearing up to welcome international travellers by targeting to attract 2 million tourists to Malaysia, with an expected contribution of RM8.6 billion this year.


Many consumers had kicked off their travel and holiday mood and perhaps could travel domestically and make Sabah their preferred destination that will involve flight arrangements. MATTA trusts such collaboration and support from Malaysia Aviation Group together with Firefly & MASWings to be a strong crowd puller to further boost and revive international and domestic tourism and contribute to the overall tourism growth.

“Malaysia Airlines is delighted to be appointed as the official airline for Bazaar MATTA,” expressed Lau Yin May, Group Chief Marketing and Customer Experience Officer of Malaysia Airlines, “We are glad to support yet another exciting travel fair by MATTA after having participated in the highly anticipated MATTA Fair in April 2022. To add to the excitement, visitors to Bazaar MATTA can win three complimentary tickets to exciting places across Sabah via Malaysia Airlines in a lucky draw contest."


“As travel demand steadily rises above pre-pandemic levels, Malaysia Airlines is committed to support this growth by accelerating the recovery of the tourism and travel industry. We have expanded our route network and increased flight frequencies to facilitate the burgeoning demand, as more borders are being relaxed and eased into normalcy. To stimulate and cater to passengers’ needs, we have recently introduced MHflypass ASEAN, a convenient travel pass that offers travellers three return trips to anywhere in the region, at a fixed rate. This is an addition to our existing domestic MHflypass, which caters for travel within Malaysia.

As a Travel Safe Alliance Malaysia (TSAM) member, Malaysia Airlines continues to be unwavering in our efforts to serve guests with a worry-free travel experience through our steadfast 7-star COVID-19 health and safety measures, certified by Bureau Veritas. We look forward to hosting our guests.with our inimitable Malaysian Hospitality for a truly Malaysian experience like no other.”


Consumers to the Bazaar MATTA can stand a chance to win lucky draw prizes of Sabah holiday vouchers courtesy of participating travel agents up to return flight tickets to Kota Kinabalu courtesy of Malaysia Aviation Group.

Into the endemic phase, tourism players are ready to rebuild and revive the tourism industry to meet consumers’ demands. Bazaar MATTA will be a good platform for the tourism industry alongside the government’s support in opening the borders to international tourists.


MATTA would like to inform the visitors that are planning to visit the Bazaar MATTA, that strict compliance to the SOPs will be followed. Consumers are required to wear face masks at all times and to exercise physical distancing including exhibitors’ staff and consumers. Crowd control measures will take place frequently. It is free admission and open from 10am-10pm for the 2 days, Saturday and Sunday.

Public can visit and follow us on MATTA Fair official Facebook account @mattafairkualalumpur, Instagram account @mattafair and Twitter account @MATTA _FAIR to receive latest updates.

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