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Community 27 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Fair rakes in RM25m in sales

B>M/B>ORE than 25,000 people visited the just-concluded Matta International Travel Fair 2003 at the Penang International Sports Arena (Pisa) in Relauin Penang which raked in RM25mil in sales for both local and outbound holidays.

Nation 28 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Johor woos local tourists to counter drop in arrivals

Johor has stepped up its promotion to woo domestic tourists after the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak resulted in fewer visitors crossing over from Singapore.

Nation 17 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Aiming to boost package tours

Visitors can expect package tours, and not air tickets to be the best buys when the 16th Matta International Travel Fair opens at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) today.

Nation 18 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Queuing up in vain for fares not on offer list

Visitors to the Matta International Travel Fair queued up for hours on the first day with the intention of grabbing some cheap airfares by Malaysia Airlines but there were none.

Nation 18 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Malaysia to be centre for tourism

Malaysia is poised to become a tourism development centre for Asean, the Organisation of Islamic Countries (OIC) and the Commonwealth, said Culture, Arts and Tourism Minister Datuk Abdul Kadir Sheikh Fadzir.

Letters 19 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Shaping up for the world stage

Since he was appointed mayor two years ago, Datuk Mohmad Shaid Mohd Taufek has envisioned Kuala Lumpur as an international city. ESTHER CHANDRAN and CHOW HOW BAN take a look at some of the international events that have elevated Kuala Lumpur in the eyes of the world.

Nation 19 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

30,000 throng Matta fair

Good times are back as more than 30,000 people thronged the Matta International Travel Fair on the second day for bargain tour packages and discounted tickets.

Nation 20 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Travel agents want a cut in airport tax to boost tourism

Travel agents are calling for a reduction in airport tax in a bid to boost tourism among Asean countries.

Nation 28 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Travellers looking for quality

There is a major shift in Malaysian travellers' behaviour, judging from the recently concluded Matta International Travel Fair held here over a week ago. As the tourism market picks up after SARS, travellers are getting more discerning and quality conscious in deciding their holidays.

Nation 30 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Flexible packages prove popular at fair

Free individual travel (FIT) is becoming more popular among holidaymakers as proven during the recent Matta Travel Fair in Kuala Lumpur.