Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority Chief Operating Officer Mark T. Lapid led the recently launched Online Travel Tax Services System (OTTSS) on February 28, 2023 at Conrad Hotel Manila.
With more than 90,000 options to pay for their travel tax nationwide. TIEZA provides citizens a faster, more convenient, and hassle-free way to pay their travel taxes online using different payment options from MyEG’s partner E-Wallets such as GCash, Maya (formerly known as PayMaya), GrabPay, and ShopeePay; Online Bank Transfers from BDO, BPI, RCBC, Unionbank, and Maybank; or thru their VISA, Mastercard, and JCB credit and debit cards. Cash payment options are also still available thru any branch of 7-Eleven, Cebuana Lhuillier, Palawan Express, Bayad Center, SM Malls, Robinsons Department Store, Tambunting Pawnshop, RD Pawnshop, USSC, Posible, DA5, and many others.
The process of paying the travel tax online is also quick and easy, with just almost a minute to complete. Citizens just simply need to visit TIEZA’s website at https://tieza.gov.ph, click Travel Tax on the navigation menu, and choose Pay Travel Tax Online. On the page, they just need to click the MYEG icon, fill-up the form, select their preferred payment option, and pay.
In addition to the OTTSS, citizens will also soon be able to pay for their travel tax via MyEG’s website at www.myeg.ph. This saves the time that travelers consume queuing in airports before boarding their flights.
The Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA), formerly the Philippine Tourism Authority, is a Philippine agency under the Department of Tourism responsible for implementing policies and programs of the department on the development, promotion, and supervision of tourism projects in the Philippines.
TIEZA acts as the Department of Tourism’s implementing arm in providing support infrastructures and facilitating investments in tourism enterprise zones (TEZ) nationwide and relies in its 50% share from the gross collection of the travel tax as its primary source of funding to carry out its mandate.
As a market leader and pioneer in electronic government service and a leading e-payment processing provider in the Philippines, MYEG Philippines has leveraged its strengths and expertise with its partnership with government institutions in providing world-class e-government services accompanied by its wide payment channels nationwide.