Matta Fair March 2011 at PWTC Kuala Lumpur

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.

Read this for the latest Matta Fair in August 2011 at PWTC.

Matta Fair 2011 Packages


Sabah Travel Packages at Matta Fair 2011

One of the highlights are 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. One prominent agent - Equator Tours, is having a fantastic promotion for Mabul and Sipadan Island Packages, Kota Kinabalu City Packages and the most unique - Maliau Basin Packages. If you have been waiting for something different offered by Sabah, you should look up Mr.Pat from Equator Tours as they seem to be selling some of the most unique Sabah Travel Packages at Matta Fair 2011.

This year would also see many of the smaller travel agents offering competitive travel packages for the 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. Over the 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 the 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 air fares to Kuching and Kota Kinabalu may be on sale. Update: Apparently Firefly is offering some really cheap flights to Kuching.

Muslim Travel Packages

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

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 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: 10am to 10pm

Matta Fair Location: Putra World Trade Center (PWTC) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Hall 1, 2, 3 and Pelantaran Putra at the PWTC

Entry Fee: RM3.00 (US$0.88) per person/per day - You are given a wrist band to wear.

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
Website for PWTC Kuala Lumpur

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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 2011 at the PWTC in Kuala Lumpur

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