Today, Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel
Agents (MATTA) boasts a membership of over 3,100 members, comprising of local
tour and travel organisations, as well as numerous overseas affiliations. It is
also the national umbrella representative body for the entire travel industry
within Malaysia. With a full-time secretariat headquartered in Kuala Lumpur,
MATTA has state chapters in Kedah, Penang, Perak, Federal Territory of
Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Terengganu, Kelantan,
Selangor, Johor, Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan.
MATTA's objective is to promote the interests of
the travel and tour industry in Malaysia. As such, the
association works closely with the Ministry of Tourism and Culture and the
Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board (MTPB) to organise fairs, seminars,
conventions and workshops — both to create public awareness of the tourism
industry and to benefit its members.