Association of Malaysian Spas (AMSPA) and Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in hope for a tourism boost.
Amspa president Datin Jeanette Tambakau and MATTA president Datuk Tan Kok Liang signed the Mou in a ceremony held at Concorde Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. Tourism Malaysia Chairman Datuk Ahmad Shah Hussein Tambakau, MATTA Deputy President Mohd Akil Mohd Yusoff, and Corporate Communication Director Iskandar Mirza M. Yusof was present there as a witness to the deal. According to it, the organizations will help each other in building the capacity of tourism. They will also be exchanging information and planning activities and promotional events up to visit Malaysia 2020.
More than 100 spa organizations and travel agencies had come to join the one-day ceremony. A business networking session was also held to explore the opportunities in different segments. According to Jeanette Tambakau, the multicultural background of the country has generated an array of Spa techniques. The wellness packages can involve a gentle tour to the lovely places of the country as well as treatments, like body healing and relaxing spa.
According to him, apart from the spa treatments, the wellness package can provide culinary classes, healthy-eating events, and fitness activities. Some other adventurous activities like trail walking, hiking, paddling in nature can also get included.
Datuk Tan Kok Liang hoped that this treaty would help Malay tourism to grow at an astounding speed. He said that this treaty had been signed at the right time as Visit Malaysia 2020 is about to start. He hoped that this campaign will help to achieve the target of 30 million international visitors. He said that as a tourism destination, Malaysia has to offer a lot. The treaty will help the visitors to touch the soul of the country in the right manner.