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The Matta Fair 2010 promotions and deals at PWTC on March was incredibly crowded when I arrived at about 11.00 am in the morning.

Initially, I was to take the LRT to the Matta Fair but I got in touch with a buddy where he picked me up and we ended up leaving the car at the valet parking at The Mall opposite the PWTC or Seri Pacific Hotel.

This article will give you my personal experience on what I encountered at the well-received Matta Fair in Kuala Lumpur. For updates on the latest Matta Fair in Malaysia, please subscribe to my newsletter.

MATTA Fair 2010 Promotions and Deals  

Various gimmicks to grab attention

When you arrive at the entrance to the PWTC, you will be greeted by Reliance Travel which is one of the biggest travel companies occupying a very large area.

This is right next to the Seri Pacific Hotel and there is a hive of activities going on with catchy methods to attract the Matta Fair crowd before they go in.

Surprisingly AirAsia or Malaysian Airlines did not participate at this Matta Fair 2010 with their own booths but most of the travel agents were seen running travel promotions with the respective airlines.

The long line to buy tickets at Matta Fair

Arriving at the main hall where you purchase your tickets (RM3.00 per person/kids under 12 free), the line was really long. They had about 12 counters selling tickets and each counter had about 30-40 people in line. Mind you that this was about 11.30am.

You are given a coloured wristband to wear during the fair and a bag with the official Matta Newspaper and a Spa Voucher worth RM100 at one of the local spas.

The bag is much better than last years design and trust me, you will need one to store all those travel package brochures and fliers you collect along the way.

Sabah Tourism's catchy booth

Getting into the Matta Fair 2010 via the main hall 1, the first thing I noticed was Sabah Tourism's booth which was very nicely decorated to attract much attention.

There were about 16 travel companies from Sabah Borneo who were promoting Eco-Tourism, Nature, Wildlife, Islands and Diving Packages around Sandakan and Tawau in East Coast Sabah. Each package you buy will also land you with a nice cute gift from Sabah Tourism.

Interesting Honeymoon/Island packages by Club Med

Club Med Holiday Packages were even more interesting this time around with their Buy 1 Free 1 promotion. The one that caught my attention was the Club Med Maldives Promotion at RM1,600 per person and Club Med Albion Mauritius going at RM3,145 inclusive of flight per person.

This deal is only available at the Matta Fair so you need to purchase it there. So if you have been waiting for that Honeymoon Holiday Package or Romantic Holiday, check out Club Med's booth here. Below are some of the deals offered by Club Med;
  • Club Med Bintan 5D/4N at RM2,400 for TWO Adults
  • Club Med Bali 5D/4N at RM2,552 for TWO Adults
  • Club Med Phuket 5D/4N at RM2,640 for TWO Adults
  • Club Med Cherating 5D/4N at RM2,860 for TWO Adults
  • Club Med Maldives 5D/4N at RM3,200 for TWO Adults
  • Club Med Mauritius 5D/3N at RM6,290 for TWO Adults inclusive Air Tickets!
The crowd at Hall 2 and 3 at Matta Fair 2010 - Day 1

Matta Fair 2010 in Malaysia is the main travel fair which is held twice a year and without fail, I will visit this place to catch up on travel deals as I frequently travel around the region. With this, I will let the pictures speak for themselves with highlights on what I saw.

Prices slashed even on the first day of Matta Fair 2010!

Popular destinations on sale

China packages on promotion

There were also three more countries who made their first appearances at the Matta Fair 2010 which are Uzbekistan, Syria, and Yemen.

Matta Fair Promotions to check out;
  • Tickets to London and London Packages were quite popular that AirAsia X now flies there so prices are pretty decent so shop around when you are there. I saw a London Hotel Package going for RM799 4D/3N.
  • Hong Kong Disneyland Packages are still very popular. Hong Kong and Macau Packages as well.
  • Thailand Packages were very impressive with a very large booth in Hall 3. Krabi Packages were being promoted heavily.
  • Indonesia Packages are always a big hit with many various destinations to choose from. Bali Packages are always the favorite while Borobudur Packages we being promoted. I did overhead locals asking about Bandung Packages while Medan Packages and Lake Toba Packages were common. A Jakarta/Bandung Package was around RM888 for 5D/4N while a 4D Bali Hard Rock Hotel Package with the flight was going at RM1019.
  • Abu Dhabi Packages was a newcomer as AirAsia started to fly to the Middle East in 2009. They had a huge area with good information and gifts. Check out the Abu Dhabi booth in Hall 3 when you are there.
  • China Packages are always the best sellers at any Matta Fair with almost every travel agent selling them. The selection is incredible with Guilin Packages for 8 Days going at RM1,499. Jiangnan, Tianjin, Kunming, Shandong, Xiamen, Hangzhou, Chengdu and Guangxi are popular China Packages to check. Shanghai Packages were seen at RM899 per person with Malaysia Airline's flights. Seriously, if you love visiting China, go there to get the best China deals.
  • Australia Packages were equally as interesting with promotions throughout Australia. The Australian Booth at Matta was even bigger than last year. I saw Perth Packages, Tasmania Packages and also North West Australian Packages being promoted. Each district had its own table with excellent promotional information. If you plan to visit Australia, this is a great time to get information on Australia.
  • New Zealand Packages have always been interesting as they constantly promote Nature Packages, Adventure Packages, and Eco-Tourism Packages. The New Zealand booth is also very catchy with black and green colors in Hall 3. A Drive Around New Zealand Package was about RM1,533 for 8D/7N inclusive car rental.
  • Korea Packages are not to be missed here as it is quite popular with many agents selling them at Matta Fair. Jeju Island Packages and Seoul Packages dominate the promotions while Everland Packages are being promoted. Everland is something like Disneyland.
  • Japan Packages have always been looked at by many people but it can be expensive. They are in Hall 3 with good information. However, packages are mostly a week-long which includes multiple places like Tokyo, Hokkaido, Kyoto, Mount Fuji and a few other places which make up the trip.
  • Syria and Jordan Packages were something new to consider if you wanted something different. check out their booth while there. A 12 Day Syria and Jordan Package will cost RM5,988 full board.
  • Europe Packages are also popular to the middle and upper-income patrons here. A 10 day Central Europe Package is going for RM5,388 while a 9 day Greece Package is about RM6,988 and a 9 day Italy Package at RM4,888.
  • Africa Packages were also being sold as the highlight were the FIFA World Cup 2010 is being held there this year. I saw a package with World Cup Tickets included and for 5 nights going for about RM13,865.
  • Russia Packages were something I hardly saw last year and they had a 9 Day Russia Package going for RM5,588 including places in Russia like St. Petersburg, Tver and Moscow. If you are up for something different, take a look at some of these travel packages to Russia.
  • India and Nepal Packages were also seen in Hall 3 with interesting trips to various places. An 8 day Nepal Package at around RM2,988.
  • Bhutan and Lhasa Packages were also something promoted at the Matta Fair this year. a 9 Day Bhutan Package was seen at RM8,588.
Muslim Tours/Packages on sale at Matta Fair

Muslim Packages/Tours or Halal Packages are one of the newcomers at Matta Fair with promotions all around the world. Most travel agents and companies would have these Muslim Packages & Tours and some of them include;
  • Europe Muslim Package 10 days at RM6,500
  • Moscow Muslim Package 9 days at RM7,900
  • Morocco Muslim Package 10 days at RM6,500
  • Kunming Muslim Tour 5D/4N at RM1,886
  • Beijing Muslim Package 5D/4N at RM1,428
  • Hong Kong Muslim Tour 6D/5N at RM488 (Ground Only)
  • Cambodia Muslim Package 3D/2N at RM280 (Ground Only)
  • Chiang Mai Muslim Package 4D/3N at RM777 (Ground Only)
  • Umrah Packages to Jeddah for 13D/10N starting at RM5,400
Russia Packages on sale at Matta Fair

Cruise Packages were also on sale with Royal Caribbean offering 10% discount on all cruise package booking from 12 to 14th March.

A 5 Night Shanghai-Fukuoka-Busan-Shanghai Cruise Package onboard Legend Of The Seas dated 10th June was going from RM1,400 for the interior category to RM2,280 for balcony category per person/twin sharing.


Air Tickets or Airfares on sale

Drum performers during the Matta Fair

Promoter girls at Matta Fair

FireFly Holidays being extra busy at Matta Fair

Costumed characters promoting Korea Everland

Patrons wait patiently for their turn to inquire about travel packages

Some of the popular travel booths with tons of people waiting their turn

This concludes my first-day visit to the Matta Fair 2010 in Malaysia which is undoubtedly the most popular travel fair in Malaysia and the region.

I always have a fun time during the fair and always want to be updated with the travel industry. If you have never visited the fair, I suggest you give it a try as it is worth the experience and probably you may walk home with a dream holiday or just a getaway trip.

The next MATTA Fair 2010 is from 3-5 September 2010 and this one is even more popular because of the year-end as it is held at the same place, PWTC as well.

If you are from up north Malaysia, check out the Perak/Ipoh Matta Fair details at the end of this article.

Travel Agents at Matta Fair;
  • Reliance Travel
  • Mayflower Travel
  • PYO Travel
  • Ping Anchorage
  • Parlo Tours
  • MSL Travel
  • Apple Holiday
  • Chan's World Leisurelink Travel
  • 12Fly
  • Golden Tourworld Travel
  • Summit Holidays
  • Yangtze Cruise and Tour (Chinese Site)
  • Bestour & Travel
  • Sedunia Travel
  • Pearl Holiday
  • Skyzone Tours
  • Keris Travel and Tour
  • Club Med Website
PWTC Telephone Number and Contact Information:
Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC)
41, Jalan Tun Ismail, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel: (603) 2614 6999
Fax: (603) 404 33777
Toll Free: 1800-880-448 (Reservations only)
Email: pwtc@pwtc.com.my

Map to MATTA Fair at PWTC Kuala Lumpur

View PWTC Kuala Lumpur in a larger map

Perak Matta Fair 2010 or Perak Travel Matta Fair is also going on from 12-14 March 2010 with 53 booths so those from the northern region can also visit Ipoh for this travel fair.
  • Location is at the Leong Wan Chin Hall at SMJK Perempuan on Jalan Tuanku Bainun (formally Jalan Kampar).
  • Opening and closing time for Saturday and Sunday will be 10am to 10pm.
  • Admission is FREE.
  • For more details, you can call the secretariat office at 05-2431450 or 012-5754039.
Johor Travel Fair 2010

Cuti-Cuti 1 Malaysia Travel Fair in Johor Bahru
Date: 27th-28th March 2010
Place: Johor Bahru City Square
Time: 10am to 10pm

This is Malaysia's largest travel fair which is held twice a year here in Kuala Lumpur. The travel fair is also held at other states around Malaysia on other dates too.

Most Malaysians will wait for the Matta Fair Promotions and Deals before booking their holidays and it has become a culture for the travel industry here.


KwOnG FeI said...

very comprehensive info you have here...
am thinking to go today, day 2..
hope i can make it~

Malaysia Asia said...

Kwong Fei, do visit the Matta Fair and check it out. Lots of stuff there to explore and experience even if you don't have plans to travel now, you can get brouchers and information.


fufu said...

wow wow wow.... rusia one is damn cheap!! wonder if i could make a trip there or not from germany =p but since it's a good deal...better go to egypt and greece first...if i couldnt go to russia, still can wait for matta fair in 2012 =p hohoho

Pekanbaru Riau said...

hectic friends ... until the long queue .... A good promotional event ..

PaulK said...

AirAsiaX... be careful.

Most recently, my wife and I were stranded in Abu Dhabi when AirAsiaX announced they were canceling service to/from Abu Dhabi in January this year. They didn’t notify us (their stranded passengers) until Feb 10th. Neither did they offer any accommodation nor answer our emails asking for help. We had to get back to Malaysia on our own. They won’t reimburse our additional expenses either.

They said they would refund the Abu Dhabi/Kuala Lumpur portion of our trip, but it will take them 30-50 days to process the refund. Such an attitude!

Watch out for these guys. If you are considering using AirAsiaX, It might be a good idea to develop a plan B... just in case.

Malaysia Asia said...

Fufu, I think the Russian Packages at Matta Fair 2010 this year is really affordable. You should go check it out.

Penakbaru, It is great. Does Indonesia have similar travel fairs?


dreymer said...

Jr, is it 3N for Mauritius or 4N?

Club Med Mauritius 5D/3N at RM6,290 for TWO Adults inclusive Air Tickets!

That's sucha good deal. Flight is via MAS?

Malaysia Asia said...

It's 5D/3N cause you lose one night if I am not mistaken. Then again, best to check with them. If I am not mistaken, it is a code-share with Air Mauritius.

Shenandoah bed and breakfast said...

MATTA Fair has hug variety of travel packages. I really like your travel posts. The reason I want to go to this Matta fair 2010. It would be also appreciable if you give me some great tips.

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Nicholas Leong said...

I tried to head there, but gave up when I saw the long queue heading towards PWTC.

The Korea packages seem like its worth it. Should have gone there and check out honeymoon tours! :)

w3ndee said...

wow! thank you for the info!

Malaysia Asia said...

Nicholas, the Korea booth and packages at Matta Fair was amazing! Wait for the next one in Sept this year.

Anon from Holiday Ireland, you should post your links in my link exchange section, not here.

Wendee, you are most welcome! Hope you got some packages or are planning for the next Matta Fair 2010 in KL.


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Unknown said...

oh man, I missed the matta fair. Anyone have any idea when the next one will be?

Malaysia Asia said...

That's Mine - You can always contact me if you want to promote your site instead of shamelessly hijacking this post to advertise your business. Doing this is just so unprofessional in all ways wrong.

Elle - The next MATTA Fair 2010 will be held around Sept/Oct this year. Keep a look out for it.


Chloe C said...


Would like to know that if we buy package for this Sept Matta fair, when is the travelling date? Issit possible up to July 2011? Thanks.

Malaysia Asia said...

Hello Chloe, most of them will offer you up to a year travel time so best to check with the agents there when you buy your package. Usually the really super cheap deals are not applicable.

Chloe C said...

Thaanks a lot for your reply. It's much appreciated! =)

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Anonymous said...

for those who want to go to medan..i suggest to take the package offered by Soechi Hotel, Pt lovely tour. the price is reasonable and affordable. they offer quite a good deal :-) i took their package and was very satisfied with it(the hotels, the hospitality..)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the infor... I registered Korea Tour with GTT for April Trip. It was superb and good experience, and happy with their service.

However, the Parlo Tours Travel agency... was extremely disappointed. I booked for Italy 9Days tour over RM7K+ ... but the service was sucksss...Wrong travel insurance policy though requested to check for twice. The staff were rude and no time to attend the changes.The worst was during our trip... the Tour guide was suck, food is poor and not properly managed... etc...My first time and last time to go for Parlo Tours...

Christina Aguilera perfume said...

Would like to know that if we buy package for this Sept Matta fair, when is the travelling date? Issit possible up to July 2011? Thanks.

Malaysia Asia said...

Christina, usually they have a 6 months validation for your tickets/packages before the start of the next matta fair 2011. I would recommend you contact your agent you bought from for this.


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