Registering a tourism business

For the past three years, the DBD has prohibited partnerships and limited companies from registering a tourism business in the business objectives, and also restricted them from using the words ‘tourism business’ in the entity’s name or wording which implied that the entity conducted a tourism business, unless the Department of Tourism had given the entity permission to conduct such a business.

Keywords: Mazars, Thailand, Legal, DBD, Department of Tourism

03 September 2018

As a result of the recently issued Rules of the Office of the Central Company and Partnership Registration No. 17, 2561 B.E., it became possible as of 17 July 2018 for such entities to register a tourism business in their business objectives with the DBD regardless of whether or not the entities had obtained permission to conduct such a business from the Department of Tourism.

However, even if a partnership or limited company registers a tourism business in its business objectives with the DBD, under the Tourism Business and Tourist Guide Act, 2551 B.E., such entities are still not able to start conducting such a business unless they have obtained permission to do so from the Department of Tourism. 

For more information on Rules of the Office of the Central Company and Partnership Registration No. 17, 2561 B.E., 17 July 2018, please visit the DBD website.

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