MATTA urging Malaysian government to waive fees for Chinese and Indian tourists

 Thursday, November 15, 2018 

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The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) is urging the Malaysian Government for waiving visa fees for Chinese and Indian tourists, for attracting more visitor arrivals to boost the Malaysian economy.

 

MATTA president Datuk Tan Kok Liang said in a statement, “This is necessary in view of Thailand waiving visa-on-arrival (VOA) fees for two months from Dec 1 to Jan 31 for visitors from 21 countries, including China and India, in stimulating its tourism industry following consecutive months of year-on-year decline in Chinese arrivals to Thailand.

 

 

Granting visa fee waiver is common sense to stimulate visitor arrivals and to stay competitive with neighbouring countries. Furthermore, Malaysia and Thailand are inter-connected with tourists from China and India crossing over to Malaysia to extend their holiday.”

 

The current cost for Chinese nationals to travel to Malaysia includes US$40 for a single-entry e-visa and US$40 for service fee. Tan is of the opinion that waiving visa fees for three months from December would help attract more visitors.

 

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