Matta Fair August 2011 at PWTC Kuala Lumpur


Matta Fair August 2011 at PWTC Kuala Lumpur will be held from 12-14 Aug this year during the fasting month of Ramandan. This will be the last travel fair in Malaysia until 2012 and you can expect a ton of bargains here. Firstly, if you have been planning for a vacation or holiday for the end of this year, you should visit this fair to look for selected travel packages that suit your desires. They have tour companies offering all sorts of travel deals for 2011, cheap airline tickets and even buy 1 free 1 travel promotions. Family travel or travel packages with kids are popular while individual travelers have a chance to browse around for the best deals.

There will also be a special Bridal Exhibition and Honeymoon Packages Fair at the main Hall 1 in PWTC. Chairman John Tan assured that only reputable bridal companies will be selected for the Matta Bridal Fair. The official theme will be 'Enrich your life, Go Travel'. For those who are interested in participating at the Matta Fair 2011, registration for exhibitors starts on 6th June 2011.

Beautiful promoter girls at the Matta Fair 2011

 The crowd during the 3 day fair
For Muslim Travelers, there are also an increased promotion for destinations with Muslim Tours and Packages. During the last Matta Fair in March 2011, I noticed many of the travel agents selling Halal Tours to Beijing and around China. Another popular Halal Tour Package is Thailand, especially Southern Thailand towns of Krabi and Hat Yai. Upon interviewing some of them, they informed me that there was a demand from the Malay market for these tours which included China, Vietnam and even Hong Kong Muslim Packages.

All sorts of travel promotions at the Matta Fair 2011

The usual large companies will be here offering you a variety of travel choices and don't forget about the airline companies that will be offering cheap travel tickets and also holiday packages. AirAsia, Malaysia Airlines, FireFly and Berjaya Air will surely be promoting their new destinations. 

Other large tourism bodies like Thailand Tourism, Indonesia Tourism, Taiwan Tourism, New Zealand Tourism, Tourism Australia and Tourism Malaysia will be having their own large booths promoting the individual places of interest from the respective countries. Even for Malaysia, the individual state tourism bodies will be participating here. Some of the regulars would be Sabah Tourism, Sarawak Tourism Board, Langkawi Tourism apart from the main Tourism Malaysia gigantic booth. If you want local Cuti-Cuti Malaysia Packages, I suggest you visit the main hall for this.

All kinds of travel packages available

As the fair attracts all walks of life, even the hoteliers have taken up booths at the fair to promote their chain of hotels here. Some well known hotels like Holiday Villa, Equatorial and even boutique and high end hotels are seen selling packages to their establishments. One of the popular resorts - Club Med, will be having the special Club Med Matta Fair Promotions as they do yearly. The promotions are only valid when you buy it at the fair and they are absolutely worth it.

For those who have been to this fair, you will know the usual layout so be prepared for a fun three days of fun filled activities here. For those who have never been, the Matta Fair is always held at the Putra World Trade Center (PWTC) in Kuala Lumpur and occupies 3-4 halls here. It is one of the largest and most successful travel fairs in the region with over 100,000 visitors at any fair. There will be lots of walking so come prepared.

State Tourism participating at Matta Fair 2011

Among some of the interesting promotions are the Sabah Packages with the participation by Sabah Tourism. About 25-30 booths will be showcasing some of Sabah Borneo's best destinations. Check out Equator Tours booth here as they offer some of the best Sabah Travel Packages at Matta Fair 2011. Some other highlights are that you also find travel related items for sale here. Cameras are seen being sold as you walk to the main halls while promoters would be along the walkway holding signs and cards of camera prices inviting you to go into their showrooms here. Companies selling t-shirts are also seen while inside the halls, you can find popular brands of travel luggage and apparels being sold.

Below are the details for this years fair;

Matta Fair August 2011
Date: 12-14 August
Time: 10AM - 9PM
Venue: Putra World Trade Center (PWTC) Kuala Lumpur, KL
Telephone: +603 92876881
Hall 1 and 2 - International Travel
Hall 3 - Domestic Travel
Hall 4 - Wedding and Honeymoon Expo

TIP: Note that the fair is held during the fasting month therefore many of the counters will be closed during the break of fast at around 7.00 - 7.30pm.

For those holding the EON Bank Matta Card, you will get free entrance to the fair.

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How to go to Matta Fair 2011 at PWTC
  • Self drive there and park around the PWTC area, Hentian Putra or the open car parks
  • 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 the entire day. No hassles as you simply walk straight into the Matta Fair from the hotel entrance.
  • Other option would be to come very 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 Taxi: 
Hop into any taxi and tell them Matta Fair at Putra World Trade Center or PWTC.

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.

Without fail, I make it a point to visit the fairs to get information and meet old friends here. For those of you who missed out on the last travel fair in March, you can be assured that this time around, there will be more participants at the upcoming Matta Fair August 2011 at PWTC.

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