The 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.