KUALA LUMPUR: The MATTA Fair will be held from Sept 8 to 10 at the Putra World Trade Centre.
“A total of 1,333 booths have been taken up for the event which is expected to generate RM200mil worth of bookings and related expenditure domestically,” Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) CEO Phua Tai Neng said.
“We are confident that holiday makers will find the best deals for their families,” he said.
Speaking to reporters at the exhibitors balloting session at Wisma MATTA yesterday, Phua said that despite the strength of the US dollar against the ringgit, members of the public had generally accepted the situation and were proceeding with their holiday plans.
The MATTA Fair, which will cover 24,000sq m, is one of the “choicest” platforms for travel and tour agents to display their products.
MATTA, Phua said, had 3,300 registered travel and tour agency members who would be taking part in the fair.
Travel agencies from Japan, South Korea, Macau, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Turkey are also coming.
For domestic travel, Sabah, Sarawak, Negri Sembilan, Putrajaya, Terengganu, Perak, Selangor, Pahang, Johor, Kedah, Melaka and Labuan have confirmed their participation.
Additionally, Sarawak has been selected as Malaysia’s Favourite Destination for the fair. The biggest exhibitor is Sabah Tourism Board with 16 booths.
Genting Highlands Premium Outlets opened its doors to the public yesterday.
This is Malaysia’s second premium outlet after Johor Premium Outlets. It is also South-East Asia’s first hilltop Premium Outlet Center.
Developed at a cost of RM200mil, Genting Highlands Premium Outlets sits on 55,741.8sq m of land and will feature more than 150 designers and brand name stores offering shoppers impressive savings of up to 65% off daily.
To celebrate its soft opening, shoppers were offered several promotions.
The first 50 customers received Polo Ralph Lauren RM100 off with purchase of RM1,000 or more while the first 100 customers enjoyed 50% + 30% + 10% savings on Coach Mickey items.
In addition, Baskin-Robbins and Starbucks Coffee offered complimentary ice cream and ice-blended coffee respectively for the first 250 customers.
The first 100 customers who spend RM200 or more at the centre will be given complimentary tickets for Awana Skyway from June 15 to 24.
Serving the Central-Eastern Malaysian market, the Premium Outlets’ strategic location within Genting Highlands enhances Genting Highlands’ attraction as a major tourist and holiday destination that draws approximately 20 million visitors annually.
Conveniently located just 45 minutes from downtown Kuala Lumpur, Genting Highlands Premium Outlets features many brand names. Food and beverage are also available.
Genting Simon Sdn Bhd chief operating officer Jean Marie Pin Harry said he was excited that the centre would complement Resorts World Genting’s offerings.
“Genting Highlands Premium Outlets is a key component of the Genting Integrated Tourism Plan and an illustration of private sector participation under the Economic Transformation Programme as well as a catalyst for the tourism industry in the East Coast Economic Region,” he said.
Genting Highlands Premium Outlets is a 50:50 joint venture between Genting Plantations Bhd and Premium Outlets, the outlet division of Simon Property Group.
Genting Highlands Premium Outlets is open daily from 10am to 10pm.
If you are planning to join a marathon away from the bustling city and in the refreshing ambience of nature, then look no further. Take a trip down to Sungai Lembing, Kuantan, on the 15th of October 2017 for the “King of Sungai Lembing 2017” marathon, proudly organised by Team Pacat.
We are proud to announce that Tbox@Sungai Lembing has been chosen as the official accommodation partner for the second time. All participants are entitled to a 20% discount on accommodation. There will also be a water booth available at the entrance of T-Box to re-hydrate all thirsty runners. Come join the fun with your family and friends. Rooms are open for booking and reservations now.