MATTA WELCOMES FATA DELEGATIONS FATA TO MALAYSIA
PUTRAJAYA, 27 April 2019 – The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) is pleased to welcome the Federation of ASEAN Travel Associations (FATA) delegation to Malaysia in conjunction with the FATA Convention 2019 held from 27 - 28 April 2019 at Everly Hotel, Putrajaya.
MATTA President Datuk Tan Kok Liang said, “We are grateful for Malaysia being the host country for the FATA Convention this year as it is very timely in line with Visit Malaysia 2020 to attract 30 million tourists and approximately RM100 billion in tourist receipts.”
“As the international member of FATA, MATTA in partnership with Tourism Malaysia are coordinating a total of 160 foreign delegations from Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, Philippines, Cambodia and India for its annual convention here in Putrajaya.”
“MATTA membership with FATA as international member is significant to the industry as it allows domestic tourism promotion to over 7,700 travel agencies through the FATA members within the ASEAN region that serves more than 622 million population.”
“In conjunction with this FATA Convention, MATTA supported by Tourism Malaysia is organising the MATTA Travel Exchange Mart (MTEX), a two-day trade event where we bring together Malaysian sellers of travel and tourism products and services to interact with ASEAN counterparts to establish business networking and partnerships.”
“The MTEX 2019 is featuring 82 Malaysian travel industry players consisting of 49 travel agents, 17 hotels, 11 product owners and 5 State Tourism Organisations showcasing the wide range of attractive variety of tourism products and services to over 150 buyers from ASEAN countries.”
“I am optimistic that such event will create favourable business conditions for members and assist the promotion of many attractive domestic tourist attractions and tourism products that could cater to the needs of travellers from ASEAN countries,” concluded Tan.
DATUK TAN KOK LIANG PGDK, M.A Tourism, CA (M), FCTIM, CHA
Term 2017 – 2019