Flight chronicles of the backpacker Tutubi, with travelogues, pictures/photos/videos, travel guides, independent and honest reviews, affordable, recommended resorts and hotels (including inns, guesthouses, pension houses, lodges, hostels, condotels, bed and breakfast and other cheap accommodations), commuting guides, routes (sometimes street maps and GPS coordinates/waypoints) and driving directions to answer "how to get there" questions, information and tips on tourism, budget travel and living in Philippines, Exotic Asia and beyond!
Backpacking, independent travel, and flashpacking are cheaper than the "cheapest package tours" and promotional offers around but you can also use travel information for family vacations, even romantic honeymoon destinations.
More than the usual tourist spots and "places to see," this blog advocates heritage conservation, environmental protection, and history awareness for Filipinos, foreigners, and ex-pats wishing to explore Paradise Philippines and Exotic Asia!
The new Mactan Cebu International airport is a Public Private Partnership (PPP) project under Pnoy completed by Megawide (GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corporation (GMCAC)). As with all partnerships and improvements, there is a corresponding price to be paid for new amenities and resort-like ambiance for the private company to recoup their investment
Note that in other countries, the terminal fee/departure tax is included in the airline tickets but not in the Philippines due to exemptions to Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) that's why you need to pay separate fees for terminal fee and travel tax (PhP1,620.00 for international economy class airline tickets)
New Mactan Cebu Airport Terminal Fee:
PhP200.00 domestic flights
note that is to be paid at the airport in cash so bring your last peso with you at the airport for this one if you're flying out of the country.
Terminal fee is sometimes called departure tax but not the same as travel tax for international travelers
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