Hamzah began his career with Singapore Airlines
in 1979 and obtained the IATA/UFTAA Diploma in 1981. He then spent four years
as the Regional Sales Manager for Saudi Arabian Airlines, in charge of Saudi’s
regional Hajj operations in Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei and Singapore.
Over the course of 40 years, Hamzah was deeply
involved in the Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA).
In 2013, he became the President of MATTA and, from July 2017 to July 2018, he
stepped into the role as the Immediate Past President to provide continuity in
MATTA’s capacity building initiatives. Between 2014 and 2016, he served as the
Secretary General of the Federation of ASEAN Travel Associations (FATA) and, in
2016, became the association’s President.
Today, Hamzah is a board member at World Travel
Agents Associations Alliance (WTAAA) and World Tourism Alliance (WTA),
representing FATA. He is also currently the Executive Director of FATA.