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Nation 04 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

SIA refund for promo tickets sold at Matta fair

Airlines and their ticketing agents are accommodating air travellers#8217; requests for refunds of promotional tickets following the outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and the US-led war on Iraq.

Nation 04 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

SARS: Six more warded

Six more suspected cases of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) have been reported in the country, bringing the cumulative number of cases to 65 as of Thursday.

Nation 30 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Killer flu forces many to cancel trips

About 50% of the locals have either cancelled or postponed their travel plans to China, Hong Kong and Vietnam since the outbreak of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), said Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (Matta) president Tunku Datuk Seri Iskandar Abdullah.

Nation 21 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Duo not infected with deadly virus

The two people earlier thought to have symptoms similar to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) are responding well from treatment provided at hospitals here.

Nation 17 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

War fears not a setback

Despite the war jitters, the 15th Matta International Travel Fair (MITF) drew in more than the expected number of visitors.

Nation 16 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Thai booth draws crowd

Thailand, which has one of the most active booths at the 15th Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (Matta) International Travel Fair, attracted a lot of enquiries from visitors, said organising chairman Ronald Chan.

Nation 15 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Malaysians snapping up air tickets

The consumer trend at this year's Matta Fair seems to see more Malaysians snapping up air tickets rather than tour packages in view of the looming war.

Nation 15 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Locals heading for 'safe' spots

Malaysians are undeterred from travelling by the looming threat of war in Iraq and are taking the initiative to learn about #8220;safe#8221; tourist destinations.

Nation 15 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

40,000 turn up at travel fair to check out tour packages

Thousands of people turned up in droves yesterday for the opening of the three-day 15th Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (Matta) International Travel Fair.

Nation 14 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Tourism sector ready if Iraq war breaks out

The tourism industry is prepared with contingency plans if a war broke out in Iraq, Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (Matta) president Tunku Iskandar Tunku Abdullah said.