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The travel tax is a levy imposed by the Philippine government on individuals who are leaving the country irrespective of the place where the air ticket is issued and the form or place of payment, as provided for by Presidential Decree (PD) 1183, as amended.

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As the country’s builder of tourism infrastructures, TIEZA brings development to areas with high cultural, historical, religious, heritage and/or eco-tourism values, helping shape a deep sense of awareness and pride for the Filipino’s traditions, natural bounties and uniqueness as a race.

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Tourism Enterprise Zone

Through the designation, regulation and supervision of TEZs nationwide, private stakeholders are lured to be shared-partners in tourism development. Their investments will indubitably help create jobs and economic activities for the local communities.

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TIEZA operates and manages six tourist facilities from Luzon to Mindanao. These facilities offer services ranging from hotel and restaurant to specialized sports such as golf and scuba diving.

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Project D.R.E.A.M.S. Floating Docks Installed in El Nido, Palawan

“We plan to replicate the installation of modular floating docks in other island destinations in other parts of the country” TIEZA COO Pocholo Paragas, said during the turnover of the floating docks in El Nido.

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Welcome to Tieza

The Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA), a government corporation, was created by virtue of Republic Act No. 9593 or the Tourism Act of 2009 on May 12, 2009, replacing the Philippine Tourism Authority (PTA). TIEZA is mandated to continue the functions previously exercised by PTA under Presidential Declaration 564, unless otherwise inconsistent with the provisions of RA 9593.

TIEZA acts as Department of Tourism’s implementing arm in providing support infrastructures and facilitating investments in tourism enterprise zones (TEZ) nationwide. This is carried out through its main functions — infrastructure development; designation, regulation and supervision of TEZs; management of its existing assets or facilitation of their privatization; and administration of the collection of the Philippine Travel Tax. (Know more about TIEZA)

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