ALTHOUGH most people will review their travelling plans following Tuesday's bombing in Jakarta, Malaysian Association of Tour & Travel Agents (MATTA) is confident of a good response by the time its travel fair is held in October.
People tend to buy travel products in October for the school holidays at the end of the year until the Chinese New Year period early next year, MATTA president, Tunku Iskandar Tunku Abdullah, said at a press conference announcing the 16th MATTA International Travel Fair 2003. The biannual fair will be held at the Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur from Oct 17-19.
No doubt there will be some impact on tourism in Malaysia but to what extent, it is difficult to say at this early stage, he added.
It seems that the tourism industry, not only this region but around the world, is beset with various calamities and tragedies. We are sad over the bombing incident at Marriot Hotel (in Jakarta) two days ago, Tunku Iskandar said. Bernama
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