Avid travelers, occasional travelers and just everyone else, listen up! Malaysia’s biggest travel fair, MATTA Fair 2019 is back again. So, hold on to your socks because this time, MATTA Fair is back bigger and better than it has ever been with more exclusive deals, promotions and discounts that will surely make your heart skip a beat.
Here is a little introduction of MATTA Fair Malaysia just to get everyone on the same page. This annual travel fair that takes place between March and September every year is organized by the “Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents’ which is the abbreviation for MATTA. This travel fair is where you go to get some of the best deals for anything and everything travel related which includes tours, hotel stays, flight tickets and more. MATTA Fair is held to encourage the public, mainly Malaysians to travel more, because as said by Ibn Battuta, “Travelling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller”. So, if you are looking for the cheapest way to travel to your desired destination, then you will never go wrong in this must-awaited fair.
This year, MATTA’s main fairs would take place in Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), Kuala Lumpur on the 15th – 17th of March 2019 from 10 am to 9 pm and in Setia SPICE Arena, Penang on the 5th -7th of April 2019 from 10 am to 9pm. So, do mark your calendars right now so you don’t miss out on this great, must-visit fair to get the best deals for all your travel needs. This year’s exhibition will be divided into several sections and halls, namely Umrah Packages, International Packages and Malaysia Packages so that it would be easier for you to browse through your desired deals and services based on your intended travel destinations.
Be ready to be pushed, squeezed and crammed into that hall together with other 80 000 people who would also be visiting MATTA Fair for the best travel discounts in town, because everyone wants to travel too right? So, to avoid the huge crowd and to snag some the good deals before anyone else, here are some tips.
1. What public transportation should I use?
The best thing about MATTA Fair being held in Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur is that this location is easily accessible via public transportation mainly the train services (LRT: PWTC Station, KTM Komuter: Putra Station). Just imagine the number of people who would be here and the number of cars that would be on the road heading to this event. There will surely be a huge number of people looking for a parking spot as the dedicated spots for cars are limited, and you wouldn’t want to waste precious time roaming around the parking lot when you can use that same time to grab some exclusive travel deals.
2. How early should I arrive?
If it is possible, be the first one in the queue before they event open the gates. Or just be as early as possible to avoid the crowd. The crowd usually builds up after lunch or after work hours, so this is the time to avoid being at the MATTA Fair. The best day to visit MATTA Fair 2019 would be on Friday when everyone is still at work, giving you ample of time to walk around and get all the necessary explanation you need before you swipe your card on the best travel promotions. This is also the best time to nab cheapest airfares (for the popular dates) before it all gets sold out.
3. Know what you want
When you already know what you are looking for before going to MATTA Fair 2019, it is way easier as you would already know which hall to go to and which deals to look out for. Then all you have to do is compare between the different itineraries and prices and chose the one that suits you the most. If not, you would be crazily overwhelmed by the crowd and the many different offers and choices and you will end up with something you never even wanted in the first place.
4. Be prepared
Since there are going be more than 1000 different booths offering many different travel tours and discounts during MATTA Fair 2019, there will surely be lots of walking involved too. So, the tip is to be as comfortable as possible. Wear proper shoes and outfit that would be suitable for this kind of walking and crowd. Don’t also forget to always keep yourself hydrated by carrying a bottle of water with you wherever you go as the halls can get pretty hot and humid.
5. Last minute DEALS
If you are looking for best deals during this year’s MATTA Fair, then do visit this exhibition on a Sunday as travel agencies would be more willing to clear off their packages and airfares with the biggest discounts that you can ever imagine as it is the last day of the fair. Also, do participate in the numerous competitions that would be taking place during this fair for a chance to win a marvelous holiday package without even having to spend a penny on it. You never know, you might just score yourself a free holiday.
Now for the other exciting news, for those who do not wish to face the big crowd or don’t want to leave their house, Traveloka would also be participating in MATTA FAIR 2019 but everything would be done online. You don’t even have to leave your comfort zone for your chance to snatch some of the great deals that we are having, and trust us, these deals are to die for.
So, don’t miss out on this opportunity to travel the world no matter where you purchase them, online on Traveloka or at the physical exhibition in KL or Penang. MATTA Fair 2019 will surely do you no wrong.