Thursday, May 29, 2014
Bigger space for domestic showcase at MATTA fair
The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) will provide a larger space dedicated for domestic tour products at the upcoming MATTA consumer fair, to be held from September 5 to 7 at Putra World Trade Centre.
The reason for assigning a larger space was due to increased demand from members over the last few fairs. According to MATTA president Hamzah Rahmat, the committee had to turn down requests for booths from many members who made last-minute bookings due to the lack of exhibition space.
“It is also in line with MATTA’s objective to grow domestic tourism and support Visit Malaysia Year,” said Hamzah.
Previously, just over 100 exhibitors of domestic tours and products shared Hall 3 with exhibitors of regional tours. He said this time Hall 4 will be dedicated to domestic tours and products, which can accommodate a total of 200 booths. Hamzah said in the event not all the domestic exhibitors could fit into Hall 4, the spillover would go to Hall 3, which will showcase the regional tours.
MATTA Fair in Kuala Lumpur is held twice yearly, every March and September. In the last fair, there were a total of 1,269 booths spread across five halls.