“Tourism Enterprises” shall refer to facilities, services and attractions primarily engaged in whole or in part in tourism and for the purpose of attracting visitors to and within the Philippines such as, but not limited to, facilities, services and attractions involved in tourism; travel and tour services, tourist transport services, whether for land, sea or air transportation; tour guides; adventure sports services involving such sports as mountaineering, spelunking, scuba diving and other sports activities of significant tourism potential; convention organizers; accommodation establishments, including but not limited to, hotels, resorts, apartment hotels or apartelles, condotels (that cater to tourists), tourist inns, motels, pension houses, and home stay operators; tourism estate management services, restaurants, shops, and department stores, sports and recreational centers, spas, facilities offering health and wellness services, museums and galleries, theme parks, convention centers, zoos, and such other enterprises as may be identified by the Department or the Board.

Who may qualify to apply for registration as a tourism enterprise within the zone?

Any person, firm, association, partnership, corporation, or any other form of business organization that is involved in tourism activities inside a designated Tourism Enterprise Zone (TEZ).

Documentary requirements for registration

 (Please download the application form in the Downloads button)

Submit the following documents upon application (in 6 sets of hard and soft copies):

  1. Duly accomplished Application Form;
  2. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Registration Certificate/Business Permit;
  3. Company Profile, containing basic data/ information on their technical, financial, marketing and management capability/ competence to undertake the proposed project or business within the tourism enterprise zone;
  4. Copies of articles of incorporation and by-laws;
  5. Resolution of the applicant’s board of directors authorizing the filing of the application; list of its directors, principal officers, and major stockholders, including their respective bio-data;
  6. List of machinery and equipment to be used by the applicant with a statement of their capacity, ownership and/ or mode of procurement;
  7. Proposed site development plan and location map accompanied by a perspective drawing; construction timetable/ financial schedule; detailed architectural and engineering plan; cost estimates and specifications;
  8. Clearance/ Permit from the concerned Protected Area Management Board if the proposed business area is within a Protected Area; and
  9. Other supporting documents/ papers/ clearances as may be required by the TIEZA depending upon the nature of the business and the type of business organization of the applicant.

Process Flow

Applicaton Form

Filling Fee

Registration of Tourism Enterprise
Filling FeeRTE (New)0.1% of the Capital Investment but not to exceed PHP 200,000
RTE (Existing)0.1% of the Capital Investment but not to exceed PHP 100,000
Publication FeePHP 10,000
Registration FeeRTE (New)PHP 10,000
RTE (Existing for substantial Expansion)PHP 10,000

The non-refundable application fee for registration of a Tourism Enterprise within the zone are as follows:

New0.1% of the Capital Investment but not to exceed Php 200,000
Existing0.1% of the Capital Investment but not to exceed Php 100,000