MTEX co-chairman Pishol Ishak said the event was cancelled due to lack of cooperation from a number of airlines that had increased the cost of flights for participating travel agencies although the matter had been discussed a few times.
"Apart from airlines, the Lembaga Pembangunan Langkawi (LADA) is also not able to provide support and cooperation to ensure the success of the event because the agency does not have a budget," he told Bernama here today.
Pishol who is also chairman of the Kedah Matta said the Exco members of Matta who met on June 25 in Kuala Lumpur had made the decision to cancel the event this year and probably hold it in Kuala Lumpur next year.
Matta had chosen Langkawi as the MTEX destination for the past three years as an effort to promote and boost the tourism industry in Langkawi.
AL :Sad but need to swallow the truth..