Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Get on Track at Matta fair for Rail Offers

KUALA LUMPUR: What better way to enjoy the many sights of the country if not by rail.

Realising this, Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) is offering several incentives in conjunction with the upcoming Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (Matta) fair.

Fair organising chairman Datuk Mohd Khalid Harun said the association was collaborating with KTMB to promote domestic tourism.

Visitors to the fair, which will be held from March 16 to 18 at the Putra World Trade Centre, can look forward to attractive packages offered by KTMB, travel agencies and hoteliers.

The railway company is also offering a 30 per cent discount for all city-bound tickets during the fair.

Additionally, KTM Komuter passengers heading to the fair will enjoy a special price for their return tickets, which will be decided later.

"These promotions are to encourage more people to use rail travel," said Mohd Khalid after a signing ceremony between Matta and the New Straits Times Press to appoint the New Straits Times as its official media partner.

Mohd Khalid also said the Malaysia Airlines travel fair from Jan 31 to Feb 6 would not affect the Matta fair.

More than 89,000 people are expected to visit the fair, with sales projected at RM85 million. To date, 650 of 850 booths have been taken up.

The fair is supported by Tourism Malaysia and Nanyang Siang Pau is the other official newspaper.

Entrance fees to the fair will remain at RM3 for adults and free for children below 12.

Source : NST
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