Perak Matta Fair


ipoh echo issue 140, perak tourism news 8, Perak Matta FairThe 13th Perak MATTA Fair was held over three days at Stadium Indera Mulia, Ipoh recently. The objective was to introduce travel deals, both in Perak and overseas, to holiday-makers. The fair attracted an estimated 30,000 visitors with a sales turnover of over RM20 million.

Although a similar fair was held simultaneously in Kuala Lumpur, the Perak sale was for those in the north of Peninsular Malaysia. There were a total of 75 booths.

Haji Odzman Abd Kadir, President of Perak Tourist Association, who stood in for Dato’ Hamidah Osman, told vacation-seekers to opt for local holidays. It was a timely reminder, as the most sought-after countries by holiday-makers currently are China, Vietnam, Taiwan and Korea. Cambodia and Myanmar have seen an increase in demand.

At the same function, a book entitled “The Beruas Prophecy” by Iskandar Al-Bakri was launched.

MATTA Fair is held twice a year, in March and September. At this fair, those who purchase a fixed amount of holiday packages are eligible to participate in a lucky draw and stand to win attractive prizes.