MATTA boasts a membership of over 2,800 members, comprising local tour and travel organizations as well as numerous overseas affiliations. It is also the national umbrella representative body for the entire travel industry in the country. With a full time secretariat in Kuala Lumpur, its headquarters, MATTA has state chapters in Kedah, Penang, Perak, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Terengganu, Kelantan, Selangor, Johor, Sabah and Sarawak.
MATTA’s objective is to promote the interests of the travel and tour industry in Malaysia. MATTA works closely with the Ministry of Tourism (Motour) as well as Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board (MTPB), help organise fairs, seminars, convention and workshops both to create public awareness of the tourism industry as well as to benefit its members.
MATTA School of Tourism established 1996 offers courses based on the National Occupational Skill Standards besides industry related programmes which are recognized by the government of Malaysia and International bodies such as the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Universal Federation of Agents Association (UFTAA).