The Department of Tourist Services (DTS) is the regulator for tourist services related to Islamabad and Gilgit Baltistan. Its main function is to regulate the Hotel and Travel Trades which includes Hotels, Restaurants, Travel Agents, Tour Operators, and Tourist Guides. The Department is implementing the following three Acts and the Rules framed thereunder:
- The Pakistan Hotels & Restaurants Act, 1976 and Rules, 1977
- Travel Agencies Act, 1976 & Rules 1977
- Tourist Guides Act, 1976 and Rules, 1996
It registers and grants licenses to hotels, restaurants, travel agencies, and tourist guides through these acts.