MANILA – The Tourism Ministry and Intramuros Administration have tapped PayMaya to provide cashless payments of fees as the historic walled city reopens to tourists, the mobile wallet operator said on Tuesday.
PayMaya said tourists can use its app’s QR scanning feature to pay entrance fees to some sites such as Fort Santiago, Casa Manila Museum, and Baluarte de Santiago, which have reopened to the public with limited capacity.
The three sites were allowed to accept visitors again on February 17 after closing for nearly a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
When tourists and visitors go to these sites, all they need to do is scan the PayMaya QR displayed at the ticket office using their PayMaya app to pay the necessary fees and avoid person-to-person contact with the site staff, the company said.
“Today we start by selecting museums and sites, but we look forward to equipping the other attractions and merchants of Intramuros with cashless payments, so that this historic walled city of the past can also be a progressive city and cashless of the future “, said Guiller Asido, Intramuros Administrator.
PayMaya said it has over 28 million users and over 200,000 digital touchpoints nationwide.
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