Saturday, September 06, 2008

Thousands throng Matta Fair

Thousands of people attracted by bargain deals and great holiday offers thronged Matta Fair 2008 which opened at Putra World Trade Centre yesterday.

The organisers expect some 70,000 people to attend the fair which has over 200 exhibitors occupying 880 booths.

Organising committee chairman Datuk Mohd Khalid Harun said visitors have a chance to win the grand prize of two Round the World tickets by participating in the Buyers Contest.

Traditional dance performances from different countries such as Taiwan, Australia and Indonesia were featured yesterday.

Special appearances by Batman, Tweety Bird and Bugs Bunny characters were jointly organised by AirAsia, Tourism Queensland, Gold Coast Tourism and Western Australia Tourism.

Firefly Sdn Bhd managing director Eddy Leong said response from the public at this year’s fair was “80% higher than last year” with a very high percentage of sales for Langkawi and Koh Samui flights.

“It is only the first day and Firefly flights at RM5 to Langkawi is almost taken up whereas it is almost impossible to get seats for the holiday packages that come with zero fares,” he said.

As for Koh Samui, Leong said that it was more popular among couples and foreigners.

Firefly’s promotional fares for flights exclusively at Matta are RM5 for all destinations and RM0 with Firefly Holiday packages.

Source : STAR
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