(SPOT.ph) Good news, solo and group travellers! You will no longer need to spend time queuing at the airport to pay for travel tax before boarding flights.
Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority has launched the Online Travel Tax Services System to provide a more convenient way to pay for travel tax, especially for group travelers. Payments can be made in just around a minute, they said in a statement.
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How to pay for travel tax on the TIEZA website
To enter the Online Travel Tax Services System, go to the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) website. Click the Travel Tax on the navigation menu and select Pay Travel Tax Online to get to the Full Travel Tax Payment form.
You will only need to input the following information:
- Full name
- Passport number
- Ticket number
- Mobile number
- Email address
- Departure date
You will also be asked to select which airline class you’re in to determine the price to be paid. The travel tax for first class is at P2,700, while the travel tax for economy or business class is at P1,620.
What’s great about the new TIEZA form is that paying for multiple passengers in one transaction is now possible, as long as they are on the same flight and are willing to retain the same information of the first-added passenger. You can add until a maximum of five passengers on each transaction.
Only one acknowledgement receipt will be issued to the primary passenger. This should be printed in two copies and presented to the check-in counter upon arrival at the airport.
You can use several payment methods via e-wallets GCash, Maya, GrabPay, and ShopeePay; online banks BDO, BPI, Unionbank, and Maybank; or credit and debit cards VISA, Mastercard, and JCB to pay for the travel tax online.
Prior to the launch of this new version, the previous Online Travel Tax Payment System asked users to register a one-time account with email address and passport number, with a one person per transaction policy.
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