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Matta Fair March 2011 at PWTC Kuala Lumpur

March Matta Fair

The Matta Fair March 2011 at PWTC Kuala Lumpur is back with even more affordable travel packages. This time around, a total of over 890 booths will participate in Malaysia's Largest Travel Fair for the year.

As always, crowds of travelers will be seen here looking for the best deals in travel packages. The biggest players in the travel industry will be taking part so you can expect some good deals on airline tickets and travel packages.

Matta Fair 2011 Packages

Sabah Travel Packages at Matta Fair 2011

One of the highlights is to look out for the Sabah Tourism Booth at the fair where you will be happy to know that there are a number of interesting packages to Sabah being offered here.

This year would also see many of the smaller travel agents offering competitive travel packages for single or family travelers.

Expect to see a lot of Muslim Travel Packages from many agencies while places like Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand, Paris, and Japan will be hot items to look out for.

Cross border packages like to Hat Yai and Singapore's Universal Studio Packages will also be quite popular due to the savings some of the travel agents are receiving from their counterparts.

With AirAsia flying to New Zealand and to Paris soon, you will be seeing many New Zealand Packages and Paris Packages which will be much cheap er than last year but with AirAsia flights included in this.

Also to keep an eye out for is FireFly as they now operate from the KLIA Main Hub and fly to East Malaysia. So prices for airfares to Kuching and Kota Kinabalu may be on sale.

Update: Apparently Firefly is offering some really cheap flights to Kuching.

Muslim Travel Packages at Matta Fair

Relatively still new in the industry, many Muslims are now looking at these special Halal Packages being offered to Muslim travelers.

Some of them even offer Muslim Packages to China whole there are custom Muslim Packages to Europe, USA, and even the Middle East.

Last year, I personally saw a few travel agents selling Muslim travel packages to Hanoi, Australia, and even Hong Kong. So this year, I wonder where is the popular destination for this special travel group. 

Ground Package for Muslims
Muslim Packages at Matta Fair 

Best Deals in Matta Fair 2011

Honestly, for the best deals in Matta Fair 2011, you have to probably visit the place either on the last two days or all three days.

Check out the offers and promotions that each of the travel companies are offering as sometimes on the last day, some companies may even throw in extra for your packages.

While most of the time when you sit and discuss your plans with the travel agent, they may even offer you special offers to try and secure your travel package. 

Cheap Airline Tickets at Matta Fair 2011

This is one of the many popular things travelers are on the lookout for. If you walk around, you will notice that some travel companies actually advertise Hong Kong for RM600 on a piece of A4 paper stuck to their booth.

You might think it is a deal but actually, it is only for the flight ticket. So, if you are those hunting for cheap airline tickets, always ask them if it is a full package or just airline ticket.

Ground Package at Matta Fair 2011

Another deceiving package being sold openly here. You MUST always ask them if the price you see is for Ground Package (meaning only the hotel/tours/transfers) or the Full Package (inclusive of air tickets/hotel/tour).

Muslim Package at Matta Fair
Muslim destinations offered for the Muslim Tours at Matta Fair

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Getting to Matta Fair 2011 at PWTC
  • Most locals would self-drive there and park around the PWTC area.
  • Here's a tip if you don't want to spend time looking for parking - Drive up to the Seri Pacific Hotel (old Pan Pacific Hotel) entrance and give your car to the valet parking which cost about RM15 (US$4.40) the entire day. No hassles as you simply walk straight into the Matta Fair from the hotel entrance.
  • Other option would be to come early and park in the PWTC
  • Another place would be to park across at The Mall Shopping Center and walk over.
  • Avoid parking along the road illegally as you are bound to get summoned by the police.
  • Again I stress, to avoid the traffic jam, you need to head there very early before 11am.
By Bus:
  • An Intrakota Bus stops just outside the Jukebox Shoe Shop opposite the Puduraya Bus Station and this bus goes to Hentian Putra which is opposite PWTC. It will cost approximately RM1.20 (US$0.35) one way.
By Train:
  • Visitors who travel to the Matta Fair 2011 from March 11 to 13 at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) on Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) trains will receive a 25% discount on their ticket fare.
  • They should inform the officers at the ticketing counter at the train station that they are going to KL Sentral for the Matta Fair before buying their tickets. 
  • Those who buy tickets at the KTMB booth for travel to any part of the country or Singapore would get the 25% discount regardless of the number of people traveling. 
  • The discounts are available from March 11 to 13th 2011.
  • STAR LRT stops at the PWTC Station and is a short walk to the Matta Fair.
  • PUTRA LINE LRT stops at Masjid Jamek Station and you change with STAR LRT.
MATTA Fair Dates: 11-13th March 2011

Matta Fair Opening Hours: 10.00 am to 10.00 pm

Matta Fair Location: Putra World Trade Center (PWTC) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Hall 1, 2, 3 and Pelantaran Putra at the PWTC

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

This travel fair is no doubt the best one to look for all kinds of packages so if you are looking for fantastic travel packages or bargains for yourself, family or friends, you should visit the Matta Fair in March at the PWTC in Kuala Lumpur. 


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Malaysia Asia said...

Update: 11th March 2011. I just got back from the MaTTA Fair 2011 at PWTC today, it was incredibly crazy with people coming as early as 9.30am. By 10.30, the car parks were full while the roads were totally jammed up. Take note that there is some minor construction going on just outside the PWTC/Mall area so it's pretty hectic there.

If you are going on the 12/13th, please avoid trying to find parking here, park further and walk here would be easier.

See you at the Matta Fair 2011 tomorrow!

berry said...

Hey, thanks for the tips. I think i'll opt for public transport to get there instead of driving. By the way, which station is nearer to pwtc, ktm or star?

csy said...

1. Both PUTRA KTM station and PWTC STAR LRT station is very near to PWTC, only 5 min walking distance ^^