Mulsim Travel Packages will also be available at some of the travel agents so do check with them. Currently, there is a trend for Halal Tours or Muslim Packages to Korea, China, Indonesia, Egypt and a few other countries. These packages include meals that are halal and hotels that are prepped for the Muslim travelers.
Matta Fair promotions to Taiwan, Korea, Japan and China have always been the popular packages at all Matta Fairs in Malaysia. People from all ages would go for these packages especially with their family by booking Family Packages via some of the named travel agents here.
Island Packages at Matta are also a big hit with the younger travelers. Places like Bali, Phuket, Samui, Krabi and even the local Malaysian Island Packages are a real good deal to look out for. Maldives Honeymoon Packages are honeymooners first choice for newly weds too.
- Usually on the last day, most travel agents or companies would have special offers on travel packages or slash prices on tour deals. This has been seen and done at the main Matta Fair in Kuala Lumpur. Unless you have the time to visit the fair for three days, save your travel bookings for the last day after you ave checked out everything.
- When you look at travel packages at the Matta Fair, always check to see if flight tickets are included. Some packages sound too good to be true and they do not include flight tickets. The term Ground Only Packages means there is no transport included. Works great if you love buying your tickets via AirAsia, Firefly, MASWings or Malaysia Airlines.
- Some very cheap travel deals may only be valid during Off Peak Season, so do check when you are purchasing travel packages. The worst is after buying a family travel package, you find out that you cannot go during the school holidays.
- Ask for any hidden costs when buying packages. I have heard of cases where after paying for the cheap travel package, the consumer needs to pay additional hidden costs just before the holiday or on arrival at the destination. Famous tricks are Tour Guide Fees, Taxi or Van Charges and so on.
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Penang Matta Fair 2010 details:
Date: 2nd - 4th July 2010
Time: 2rd July (5pm to 9pm), 3rd and 4th July (10am to 9pm)
Location: Penang International Sports Arena (PISA)