110,000 visitors throng Matta Fair March 2018

KUALA LUMPUR: About 110,000 visitors were estimated to have gathered at the Matta Fair March 2018 which opened at Putra World Trade Centre on Friday.

Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (Matta) president Datuk Tan Kok Liang said the fair is expected to achieve RM210 million in sales.

"MATTA fair is getting bigger with 1,353 exhibition booths, 254 organisations consisting of 175 travel and tour agencies, 14 National Tourism Organisations, 14 state tourism boards and 20 hotels and resorts," he said during his speech at the official opening ceremony of the fair on Saturday.

"When we first started in 1991, there were only 80 booths with 9,000 visitors," Tan added.

He also said the three-day event was the biggest in its 27-year history.