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Monday, March 14, 2011

Matta Travel Fair 2011

There is Matta Fair from 11th - 13th March 2011 at Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC). I went there with my gal, hubby and also 2 of our friend (TKL & KML). We reached there at about 11 am. As we reached there, our friends queue up to get the complimentary entrance ticket as they are the EON Bank Matta credit card holder. I saw there's long queue for purchase of the entrance ticket too which cost RM 3 per entry.

There is long queue at the counter to purchase the entrance ticket

We already have in mind that we wanted to survey on the cruise trip as we have never been to one. As we entered the hall, we saw the Hwajing Travel & Tours Sdn Bhd booth on our left offering cruise tour package. Without any second thought we check out the package there and after a long conversation (at least 30 - 45 minutes) with the sales person there, we decided to sign up for the cruise package there without checking the other booths there.

We have signed up for the 4D/ 3N Star Cruise where they are having the Buy 1 get 1 free promotion. It's the cruise by Super Star Libra departs from Penang. It's a cruise from Penang - Phuket - Krabi - Penang with fullboard meal. The original cruise package cost RM 1895 per person including all the insurance and handling charges but with the Matta Fair promotion, it's now cost only RM 2100 per couple. But then again since I have only 1 children, I have to pay a full rate for my gal. Sigh... In the end, we have spent RM 3k+ just for this cruise package.

But wait, that's not all. We got a free voucher for a ground arrangement 5D/ 4N Beijing + Tianjin tour package. Which mean we can get another holiday trip if we pay for the air ticket!!! Sounds cheap and worth it, huh? But the truth is the air ticket could cost us a bomb!! We did a quick check there for the air ticket to Tianjin, China. It could easily cost between RM 1.5k - RM 1.8k per person for the air ticket alone!!! Sob.. Sob.. Now, don't think I can utilise that voucher unless AirAsia or any other airlines come out with a free ticket promotion or such which I doubts there will be any since there is expiry on the voucher and that is on end of September '2011.

The crowds in the MATTA Travel Fair 2011