Wednesday, September 10, 2008

MATTA fair turns out good Thailand sales

TWENTY-TWO Thai sellers who attended the three-day Malaysian Association of Tour And Travel Agents (MATTA) consumer fair from September 5 to 7 in Kuala Lumpur were generally surprised the demand for Thailand was still strong among Malaysians.

Hatyai Good Morning Tour managing director, Mr Jason Teoh, said: "We were initially hesitant about attending the show as we were not confident there would be a demand. But the good sales surprised us, although demand is a little softer than last year."

The Royal Paradise Hotel sales manager, Ms Wantana Chaimanee, said: "We received many FIT bookings for the first week of October, as well as during the Malaysian school holidays in November and December. "

The hotel is running on full capacity for the first week of October, which coincides with the Muslim religious festival of Hari Raya Aidil Fitri.

Twin Lotus Hotel manager, Mr Buntoon Pimton, was pleased that he could sell 30 room nights on the opening day of the fair, which fell on a working day. Hence, it was less crowded than on the second and final day.

Kuala Lumpur-based Summit Holidays COO, Mr Teow Beng Hong, said purchase of packages for departures in September was generally slow, but beyond that, demand for Thailand was good.

Source : TTG
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