The concourse area of Ipoh Parade was teeming with potential holiday-makers trying to catch an unbeatable travel deal at the current MATTA Fair Perak, on the first day of the fair itself.
This travel fair, held concurrently nationwide, is more vibrant than I remember it to be over the past few years. It looks like many people are not afraid to fly.
Those looking for cheap travel packages are really in for a good time, what with rival MITM Travel Fair organising their three-day fair over the same weekend, at Dewan Leong Wan Chin. Unfortunately, I am not able to catch the action there due to time constraints.
While many of the exhibitors are familiar names, I am happy to spot a few new developments during my visit on Friday. For one, Firefly will start to operate Ipoh – Johor Bahru flights four times a week beginning September 15. I made a check on Firefly website for the fare. The cheapest I could get is RM119 one way, excluding taxes.
New player YOU Wings on the other hand, will be operating Ipoh – Medan flights from November onwards. Further information on this will be announced in due time. Meanwhile. the company is running a selfie contest. Take a selfie with an Ipoh icon, post the photo on Facebook and tag #YOUWings to stand a chance to win entrance tickets to Sunway Lost World of Tambun, or even walk away with the grand prize of return air tickets for two to Medan! For terms and conditions, click HERE.
Visitors to MATTA Fair Perak do not only have the opportunity to buy travel packages at low prizes. Impiana Hotel Ipoh is promoting Weekend Hi-Tea at The Coffee House at RM20 nett per person, a discount from the usual price of RM32 nett. Voucher is valid till the end of the year. For more information, visit the Impiana Hotel Ipoh booth or just pick up your phone and dial 05-255 5555.
Event: MATTA Fair Perak 2014
Venue: Ipoh Parade, Ipoh
Date: 5th – 7th Sept, 2014
Time: 10am – 10pm
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