Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) enter their 26th year in operation with their very own Wisma MATTA.
Located in Adda Heights, the RM1.85 million shoplot is easily accessible and will be able to host visitors and meetings alike.
The building was officiated by State Tourism, Domestic Trade and Consumerism Committee Chairman Datuk Tee Siew Kiong who also presented a token of RM20,000 to the chapter as a gesture from the state government in appreciation of MATTA’s relentless support to the tourism industry.
Datuk Tee also highlighted the state’s tourism index during his welcoming speech.
“Tourism Malaysia statistics show that Johor is ranked third in terms of attracting foreign tourists, with 2.6 million international tourists visiting in 2016. This means a total of 10 million tourists visited the state in 2016, compared with 3.9 million tourists in 2012,” said Tee.
He added that Johor is not to be seen merely as a transit state but as a prominent player in the national tourism sector.
Johor has seen a steady increase of tourist arrivals since 2013 with the tourism sector now playing a key role in the state’s economic development. Johor is now connected by air to 11 domestic cities in Malaysia and eight international cities — Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh, Jakarta, Surabaya, Guangzhou, Macao, Kolkata and Seoul.