Reduced Philippine Travel Tax Discounts For Children Aged 2 to 11

Reduced Philippine Travel Tax Discounts For Children Aged 2 to 11

It used to be very expensive to travel either within your own country or outside. Today, with the advent of budget airlines and affordable accommodations, more and more folks are able to set their feet on new lands. In the Philippines, traveling outside the country involves the payment of travel taxes. The current travel tax rate (as of 12 August 2010) is pegged at 1,620 pesos per person. If you are traveling with a child aged between 2 and 11 years, it may be good news to know that a half-price discount is offered when you apply for a reduced #travel tax certificate from the Department of Tourism along T.M. Kalaw Avenue in Manila. If this is too far for you, there is another processing center located in the Clark Economic Zone.

The popularity of online air #ticket booking has been rising exponentially, especially when Philippine budget airline, Cebu Pacific, launched their website a few years ago. However, payments made online do not include relevant travel taxes associated with the air ticket. Instead, travelers are required to settle their travel taxes in the airport on the day of departure. If you would like to spare yourself the long queue at the airport, you should consider settling your travel taxes at the Department of Tourism either in Manila or in Clark. At the same time, you can apply for your child (or children's) reduced travel tax certificate from there as well. There is no long queue and the trip is worth it especially if you are applying for more than one child.

Views: 321
Author: Regular Articles
Heapful of Help is a pinoy blog that provides helpful information for those who want to travel on a budget. You will also find a lot of helpful tips on cooking, dining, and life in general. Enjoy!
Tell a friend
Average rating:
(0 votes)

Hezbollah buries militant Qantar, says Israel will be held accountable

Lebanon's Hezbollah group said on Monday that Israel would be held accountable for killing prominent militant Samir Qantar in an air strike in Syria, and accorded him an elaborate funeral of... Read More

Russia says black box from warplane downed by Turkey unreadable

Investigators in Moscow said on Monday they were unable to retrieve information from the damaged black box of a Russian warplane shot down by Turkey last month, data the Kremlin hoped would support... Read More

Exclusive: U.S. glossed over Oman's human rights record during Iran talks

By Jason Szep, Matt Spetalnick and Yara Bayoumy WASHINGTON/MUSCAT (Reuters) - As the United States negotiated this year’s nuclear pact with Iran, the State Department quietly agreed to spare the... Read More