REPORT OF TOURISM
ORGANIZATION IN MALAYSIA
(Function and History of Development)
Prepared By : ALYSIA CAMILLA EPUT
Student ID : 2012162669
Lecturer’s Name : MADAM DAYANG SANDRAWATI
Date : 17 JANUARY 2013
MATTA ( MALAYSIANS ASSOCIATION OF TOUR AND TRAVEL AGENTS )
Thirty three years ago, in 1975, a group of travel and tour agents initiated an association to represent their interests. That association, aptly named Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents or MATTA for short, started with 30 members.
The founder of MATTA was the late Mr Loh Yit Lock who was also the 1st President.
Mr Loh Yit Lock - 1975 - 1976
Mr Fahmy Mubarak - 1977 - 1979
Mr Kamalruzaman "Kip" Bahadun - 1980 - 1982
YM Tunku Iskandar Tunku Abdullah - 1983 - 1988
Mr Mokhti Abas - 1989 - 1992
Mr Ahmad Kamil Abdullah - 1993 - 1998
YM Tunku Dato Seri Iskandar Tunku Tan Sri Abdullah - 1998 - 2005
Dato' Ngiam Foon - 2005 - 2009
Dato' Mohd Khalid B Harun - 2010-Present
Today, MATTA boasts a membership of over 2,800 members, comprising local tour and travel organizations as well as numerous overseas affiliations. It is also the national umbrella representative body for the entire travel industry in the country. With a full time secretariat in Kuala Lumpur, its headquarters, MATTA has state chapters in Kedah, Penang, Perak, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Terengganu, Kelantan, Selangor, Johor, Sabah and Sarawak.
* To unite, supervise and coordinate the activities of travel agents associated with it.
* To publicize, encourage, promote and extend the tourist and travel trade.
* To study and promote the interest of the tourist and travel trade and profession and to educate the public regarding the function of tours and travel agents.
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