MATTA announces exclusive platinum sponsorship with RHB Banking Group for MATTA Fair March 2024


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 29 Feb 2024

(From left) RHB Islamic Bank treasury head Suzaizi Mohd Morshid, RHB group community banking transactors and savers head Marcus Ng Chong Yee,its consumer finance head Sien Vee Loc, MATTA president Nigel Wong, MATTA deputy president Sheikh Awadh and its vice president outbound Chong Yu Ken at the announcement of the exclusive platinum sponsorship for MATTA Fair March 2024.

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) announced its partnership with RHB Banking Group (RHB) as the exclusive platinum sponsor for the MATTA Fair happening from March 22-24 at MITEC here.

As part of this collaboration, RHB will offer enticing card promotions, travel-related deals, exclusive discounts, and special sign-up offers at the MATTA Fair.

Visitors can visit the RHB booths at Level 2 and Level 1 to find out more about the special promotions available.

MATTA president Nigel Wong said, "We are pleased to welcome RHB Banking Group as our exclusive platinum sponsor.

“This collaboration shows our shared commitment to innovation, customer satisfaction, and the growth of the travel and tourism industry. Together, we aim to enhance the travel experience for the travelers and holiday makers."

RHB group community banking managing director Jeffrey Ng Eow Oo said, “RHB is thrilled to be back at the MATTA Fair, reaffirming our commitment to bolstering the local hospitality and tourism industry in 2024.

“Recognising Malaysians’ passion for extraordinary experiences, we aspire to transform these travel aspirations into reality by offering exciting deals and seamless solutions.

“Additionally, our popular RHB Multi Currency Visa Debit Card/-i is the ultimate travel companion, allowing you to transact seamlessly in 32 foreign currencies without conversion fees. This eliminates cash related hassles and ensures peace of mind wherever your travels take you.”

The RHB Multi Currency Visa Debit Card/-i is one of RHB’s best-selling debit cards, experiencing robust growth with a 23% year-on-year (YOY) in user base and a strong 72% YOY surge in spending in 2023. This unique card empowers customers to manage diverse currency transactions, including overseas retail spending in their preferred currencies, without incurring additional charges.

Apart from numerous opportunities to win enticing prizes throughout the MATTA Fair, visitors can

take the exclusive opportunity to apply for the limited-edition Paris Olympics 2024 RHB Visa

Credit Cards/-i & Multi Currency Visa Debit Cards/-i during the fair. By doing so, they stand a

chance to win an all-expense paid trip to the Paris Olympics in July 2024 when using the RHB card

for transactions.

The partnership between RHB and MATTA demonstrates a shared commitment to innovation and customer-centric solutions, promising enhanced services and specialised financial solutions tailored to the unique needs of MATTA members, industry partners and the consumers as a whole.

The exclusive platinum sponsorship from RHB marks an exciting opportunity for both MATTA and RHB to expand their presence and influence within Malaysia's dynamic tourism industry.

This collaboration presents a mutually beneficial opportunity, where MATTA gains vital support to enhance the success of upcoming initiatives and events, while RHB Bank enjoys heightened brand visibility and engagement in the thriving travel sector. Together, MATTA and RHB are ready to catalyse growth and progress, fostering a positive future for both parties and the travel industry.

MATTA remains steadfast in its mission to further grow a platform that expands business opportunities for its members while catering to the dynamic needs of consumers. This collaboration with RHB exemplifies MATTA’s continued efforts to enrich and enhance the MATTA Fair now and beyond.

As the 54th edition of the MATTA Fair it is the premier and biggest consumers travel and holidays fair in Malaysia, attracting an average 150,000 visitors in its previous Fair in 2023.

The MATTA is renowned as the “much awaited travel and holidays Fair” by the consumer, and is the “highly-in-demand” platform for industry stakeholders and players to showcase, market and sell their packages and offerings to the consumers.

MATTA anticipates that this year’s fair will further support and grow the travel and tourism industry, both domestically and internationally, as it recovers from the pandemic. The fair will offer a diverse range of travel and holiday products and services for consumers to explore and purchase as they plan for their upcoming holidays.

The MATTA Fair warmly welcomes everyone with free admission, from 10am to 9pm, over three consecutive days: Friday (March 22) to Sunday (March 24). To improve accessibility and mitigate potential traffic congestion, MATTA has collaborated with local authorities to manage traffic flow.

Additionally, MATTA is also offering free shuttle services at regular intervals from key locations KL Sentral and Sunway Putra Mall directly to and from MITEC. MATTA would like to encourage all visitors to use the free shuttle service.

At this MATTA Fair, MATTA, together with MITEC, is prioritising the convenience of Muslim visitors and exhibitors by offering dedicated F&B facilities and services for “buka puasa” at various locations throughout the venue, as well as dedicated prayer halls in Hall 5. Muslim visitors to the fair can rest assured that their needs are provided for during the month of Ramadhan.

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