|The general crowd at the Matta Fair on the weekend|
2017 will be an interesting year for travel as there are many new destinations available while most Malaysians would be in the market for popular places like Japan and Korea as there have been direct flights into various cities across these two northern countries.
However, Indonesia is also one of the growing destinations and by saying that, it is not your usual Bandung and Bali Tour Packages, but some of the recent promotions by Indonesia Tourism where they are aggressively promoting new and interesting places like Komodo Island, Jogjakarta, Lombok, Makassar and even East Nusa Tenggara.
Australia and New Zealand have also been one of the must-visit places due to the favourable currency exchange versus the US dollar, British pound or even the Euro, but with recent issues in Europe, some consumers may have shifted their long holiday plans to elsewhere.
New Destination Travel Packages
As budget airlines have increased their flight routes internationally, there are so many choices of places to visit for your vacations or holidays. Airlines like AirAsia and Malindo Air have been quit aggressive in 2016 where new destinations from AirAsia include Mauritius, Luang Prabang, Tehran, Sapporo and a few other places. Talks of AirAsia flying back to London are also probably in early 2017 so expect cheap London travel packages at Matta Fair 2017.
More big news is that AirAsia X plans to start flying to Hawaii in the USA in 2017, but the exact dates are still being worked out therefore, if AirAsia begins flying to Hawaii, you can expect to see a some interesting Hawaii Travel Packages at the Matta Fair 2017.
Malindo Air has also introduced some new destinations which are Chiang Mai, Medan, Hanoi and also Taipei so this will allow more choices for packages to these destinations in Asia. Most of the travel agents will be offering choices for your flights when you book these packages during the fair too.
Local 'Dekat Je' Malaysia Travel Packages
|Visitors checking out the many travel packages at the Matta Fair|
Popular places include islands, beaches, theme parks and cities for food, culture and shopping. Some of the much talked about destinations in Malaysia include Johor, Langkawi, Sabah and Sarawak while Ipoh is slowly getting some attention for the weekend packages. At the Malaysian Hall, you will find everything there, including the tourism boards, theme parks, homestays and even hotels and resorts from various states of Malaysia, each individually promoting their property.
Cruise Packages at Matta Fair 2017
One of the growing tourism genres is the cruise travel packages which have made an impact since 2013 and more Malaysians are now looking at cruise tourism as one of the vacation getaways. Usually the most common cruise packages at Matta Fair would be Star Cruises but in the last two years, Costa Cruises has also come into the game offering various packages and giving healthy competition to cruise tourism in Malaysia.
For those looking for Matta Fair Cruise Packages, you should take note of the different types of packages offered from the four main companies below. The companies include;
- Star Cruise Packages - Most popular with short cruises around Malaysia and Southeast Asia.
- Costa Cruise Packages - Southeast Asia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.
- Royal Caribbean Cruise Packages - Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand.
- Norwegian Cruise Packages - Europe, Rest of the World.
|Various promotion packages available at Matta Fair 2017|
For travel agents who want to inquire about a booth, please contact Matta Malaysia directly for the information and price. The Matta Fair booth price is handled by the organizers and you need to book them months in advance too. You are advised to contact Matta directly to do this and not me. I just provide the information online. Thank you.