Several historical sites around Manila are now starting to reopen in order to allow its patrons to learn more about the country’s history. To keep its visitors safe, the Department of Tourism and the Intramuros Administration have partnered with PayMaya and their digital financial services for cashless payment options for fees and tickets in these tourist attractions.
Sites like Fort Santiago, Casa Manila Museum, and Baluarte de Santiago are now open in a limited capacity to help ensure the safety of visitors and staff members. Tourists and visitors that will go to these sites will only need to scan the PayMaya QR displayed at the ticket booth using the PayMaya app to pay for fees and avoid person-to-person contact.
“PayMaya fully supports the DOT’s efforts to bolster safety in the domestic tourism industry as we chart our path toward economic recovery. With the help of cashless payments powered by PayMaya, local tourists and visitors in Intramuros and other local destinations can be assured that it’s not just more fun but, more importantly, more convenient and safer to travel around the country at this time,” said Orlando B. Vea, Founder and CEO of PayMaya.
The Intramuros Administration is also using PayMaya’s digital invoicing solution, which allows them to accept payments via VISA, Mastercard, and JCB for online payments meant for rental payments of merchants, permits, and other similar transactions.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority, and local tour operators and travel agencies have also partners with PayMaya, which enables them to accept cashless payments from tourists and visitors.
Smart Communications has also been invited to the fold to assist in rolling out free WiFi access around important sites and public areas of Intramuros. They will also be helping in placing interactive tourism markers powered by QR codes and NFC as part of its Digital Tourism Program and the #TravelSmart program.
Don’t have PayMaya yet? Start going cashless by downloading the PayMaya app.