Over 200,000 visitors expected at upcoming MATTA Fair 2023

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KUALA LUMPUR: Some 200,000 visitors are expected at the Malaysian Association of Tour & Travel Agents (MATTA) Fair 2023, which will be held from Sept 1 to 2 at the Malaysian International Trade and Exhibition Centre (Mitec).


In announcing this, MATTA deputy president Sheikh Awadh Abdullah also said that RHB Banking Group is the exclusive platinum sponsor for this edition.

“We are happy that RHB is our platinum sponsor. We hope this partnership will be beneficial for both parties.

“The September fair is expected to have a turnover of RM350mil in total sales, including RM70mil alone for domestic revenue and turnover,” he said on Wednesday (Aug 23).

During the fair, RHB Bank is offering attractive card promotions, travel-related deals and discounts and sign-ups at Level 3 (Main Booth) and Level 1 for those who want to apply the RHB Multi Currency Visa Debit Card/-I or RHB Visa Credit Card/-i.

The multi-currency card holders can enjoy discounts of up to 60% on flights and hotel stays when they purchase travel packages with travel merchant partners at the fair.

With the card, holiday-goers can also transact in ringgit and 16 foreign currencies, access premium airport lounges and gain RHB loyalty points for overseas retail spending.

Cardholders are able to enjoy an 0% per-annum instalment for up to 36 months via the RHB Smart Instalment Payment Plan or Dial-an-Instalment with lower interest on their retail purchase.

RHB Banking Group Managing Director of Group Community Banking Jeffrey Ng Eow Oo said they are excited to be part of the event while hoping to create value for both MATTA and consumers at large.

“Post-pandemic, RHB has been an active proponent in driving the local hospitality and tourism industries. It is about the nation’s goal in reviving industries,” he said.


“With that in mind, we have hosted a lot of collaboration with MATTA partners specifically and all the merchants participating to drive and increase the travel business in volumes particularly in the upcoming fair,” added Ng.

Ng then said that RHB had introduced all the financial options available to the MATTA partners that would help them revive their businesses

He added they have arranged unique promotions at the highly-anticipated event that draws Malaysians from all over the country.

When asked about the exchange rate for cardholders, Ng said there will be competitive rates reflected hourly.

The MATTA Fair September 2023 is spread across Hall 2 to 4 for domestic travel (Level 1), Hall 6 to 8 (Level 2) and Hall 10 to 11 for international travel (level 3) of Mitec with 1,368 booths and 199 tour and travel agents participating.

The state tourism organisations present at the fair are Labuan, Pahang, Perak, Putrajaya, Sabah, Sarawak and Selangor.

The national tourism organisations from Guam, Turkiye, India, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Uzbekistan, Tokyo, Philippines, Saudi and Uganda are also present at the fair.

There will be free shuttle services from Sunway Putra Mall and KL Sentral to Mitec, as such visitors are encouraged to use the service.

– The Star

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