The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (Matta) is eyeing more than 100,000 visitors during the three-day 32nd MATTA Fair, starting Aug 12, at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) here.
MATTA president, Datuk Mohd Khalid Harun, said the target was achievable due to the current conducive environment that has been boosted by positive development in the country's economy and tourism sectors, among others.
In addition many key exhibitors will not be taking part in the August fair due to budget constraints.
He said this during a joint press conference between MATTA and Hong Leong Bank Thursday.
One can say many things at a press conference. But one has to face the reality that this fair is in the midst of the holy month of Ramadhan and you can safely discount the number of attendance of Muslim travllers on that week. PWTC will be jamned with visitors going to get things at the ramadhan bazaar at level 3. So good to your people in MATTA.
Meanwhile Hong Leong's General Manager for Unsecured Lending, Margaret Then, said the Hong Leong Bank Matta Credit Card would continue to provide a complete package of offers and privileges, complementing travel needs of cardholders.
The bank is targeting 3,000 successful applicants during the fair.