KUALA LUMPUR, A bank executive got more than she bargained for when she visited the Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) Fair at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) in March.
Nuriznina Abu Seman, 37, was announced as the grand prize winner in the MATTA Fair Buyers’ Contest for the international category, taking home two return business-class air tickets from Kuala Lumpur to London worth RM50,000.
The prize, sponsored by Malaysia Airlines, came as a surprise as this was only her second purchase from the fair, saying that she bought a RM30,000 package to China for eight family members.
It’s like a dream come true as I’ve always wanted to visit London and I would share the prize with my sister because we purchased the package together, she said at the prize-presentation ceremony, held at PWTC, today.
Meanwhile, MATTA president, Datuk Tan Kok Liang said the contest received 5,433 participants with a total expenditure of RM52,422,566 based on statistics from the Buyers’ Contest.
The prizes for the international category are valued at more than RM150,000 while for the domestic category, they are worth over RM50,000, he said.
Tan said the 47th edition of MATTA Fair attracted 113,685 visitors with estimated total sales amounting to RM220 million.
The branding of MATTA Fair and value-added packages, products and new destinations provided by the exhibitors contributed to the success of this edition, he said.
Tan said MATTA encouraged exhibitors to give fresh itineraries, packages and better lucky prizes to visitors for the next MATTA Fair, to be held from Sept 6 to 8, 2019.
Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)