KUALA LUMPUR: The country’s much-awaited travel event, Malaysia Airlines Travel Fair (MATF), started yesterday, attracting hundreds of travel enthusiasts and bargain hunters who waited eagerly for the doors to open.
Malaysia Airlines (MAS) commercial director Datuk Abdul Rashid Khan, who opened the fair at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, said:
“A number of visitors began surfing the website for the best deals from last night. This year, we’re expecting to achieve a sales volume of between RM140mil and RM160 mil as more travel products are being offered.”
The three-day fair will end tomorrow.
Bank officer Amran Arshad, 39, and his wife took the day off to visit the fair to get the best deal to China.
“I am planning to go to Beijing to experience the incredible walk on the Great Wall of China,” Amran beamed.
Bryan Button from England, who has lived in Malaysia for the past four years, said he preferred the fair than selecting on the Internet.
“My wife and I travel around the world together and this time, we’re planning to visit my home country for a holiday,” he said.
In Johor Baru, Nurfazidah Abdullah was determined not to miss the MATF in the city.
“I always frequent the one in Kuala Lumpur and now it will be easy because it is in my hometown,” said the housewife, 46.
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