HLM Takaful to offer Travel PA Takaful for MATTA Hajj & Umrah delegates
HLM Takaful the ONLY takaful operator to offer travel takaful protection to MATTA delegates
Kuala Lumpur, 8 May 2012 - The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) has imposed mandatory travel insurance on all its members since March 1. Six insurance service providers, namely Ace Jerneh Insurance Berhad, Chartis Malaysia Insurance Bhd, Hong Leong MSIG Takaful Bhd, Kurnia Insurance (M) Insurance Bhd, Lonpac Insurance (M) Bhd and RHB Insurance Bhd, have been appointed for this purpose.
Hong Leong MSIG Takaful Berhad (HLM Takaful) is the only appointed takaful operator to provide travel takaful (travel insurance) for MATTA delegates.
Ybhg Dato' Mohd Khalid Harun, the President of MATTA stressed the importance of having an outbound travel insurance coverage when travelling overseas as "there have been many cases of travel agencies becoming insolvent. In addition, when you personally hear cases of consumer's hard earn money being absconded it is very heart wrenching. And that is why MATTA is ensuring that travel insurance is made mandatory to safeguard the consumer's wellbeing".
He further added, "As of 1st March 2012, Travel Insurance will be made mandatory for all Outbound Tour Packages sold by MATTA Members. So my advice would be if you want to travel overseas with the added knowledge that your interest will be looked after as per the benefits spelled out in the travel insurance scheme, then BUY your Outbound Tour Packages from Travel Agents who are MATTA Members"
" We are much delighted to be collaborating with MATTA in offering our travel PA takaful. This appointment is meaningful for us simply because we are able to extend our services to MATTA's Hajj & Umrah delegates." said En. Abdul Khalid Salleh, appointed representative of HLM Takaful.
Known for its successful organization of the MATTA Fairs, the leading consumer travel fair is now organizing the World Islamic Tourism Mart (WITM) MATTA Travel Fair for the consumers which will be held at the Mawar Hall, Level 2 Putra World Trade Centre and is expected to draw over 25,000 visitors over the 3 days from 30 May - 2 June 2012. HLM Takaful is participating as a sponsor during the event.
En Abdul Khalid Salleh added, "We can see that the numbers of Muslim tourists are rising, so organizations such as MATTA are working effortlessly to meet the increasing demands of Islamic tour packages. Needless to say we are much privileged to be working with MATTA to improve and design attractive travel packages to fulfil the needs of the Muslim tourists."
For more details visit the World Islamic Tourism Mart (WITM) at Mawar Hall, Level 2 Putra World Trade Centre from 30 May - 2 June 2012.