Matta plans visa exemption for visitors from china

MATTA plans Visa Exemption for Visitors from China
In a bid to lure visitors from China, MATTA (Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents) has called for temporary visa exemption for travelers from China.

The president of MATTA, Hamzah Rahmat said that MATTA expected that visa exemption would be issued to travelers from now until May 2015, to increase visitor arrivals, particularly during Chinese New Year.

He added that after the execution of the visa-exemption rule, Japan recorded an average increase rate of 25.6% in visitor entries from July to December previous year.

The Economist stated that one in 10 global travelers is from China.

He added the visa exemptions would increase visitor arrivals and offer a much required incentive to the native economy.

Malaysian Tourism Promotion Board chairman, Tan Sri Dr Ng Yen Yen, also encouraged visa exemptions call by MATTA.

In the meantime, Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong, Minister in the Prime Minister s Department, said he encouraged any events to endorse tourism in the Malaysia.
He asked MATTA to work strongly with the authorities of tourism and Foreign Ministry in alluring travelers to Malaysia.

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Posted On : 28 October,2014