Ministry of Tourism and Sports was established according to the Reorganization of Ministries Act, B.E. 2545, division 5 according to section 14 which determines that Ministry of Tourism and Sports shall have the authority relating to promoting and developing tourism, sports, education, recreation industries, and other government services as prescribed by the law. Ministry of Tourism and Sports shall have the following government services according to section 15;
(1) Office of the Minister,
(2) Office of the Permanent Secretary,
(3) Office of Sports and Recreation Development, and
(4) Office of Tourism Development.
According to the Royal Decree on Transferring Administration and Duties of Government Services in accordance with the Reorganization of Ministries Act, B.E. 2545, division 4, section 22 to 26, which determine that asset, budget, debt, right, obligation, government officer, employee, and workforce of Ministry of Education in the part of Department of Physical Education (except Red Cross Youth Division and Scout Division) shall be transferred to agency under Ministry of Tourism and Sports. Section 27 states that movie industry promotion work of the Office of Public Relations Policy Development and Planning, Department of Public Relations shall be transferred to the Office of Tourism Development, Ministry of Tourism and Sports. Section 28 states that authority of the minister in the operation relating to the following state agencies shall be transferred to Minister of Tourism and Sports;
(1) Sports Authority of Thailand,
(2) Tourism Authority of Thailand, section 29.
Unless the authority is clearly legislated otherwise, authority of the minister in the operation relating to the following laws shall be transferred to Minister of Tourism and Sports;
(1) Boxing Act B.E. 2542,
(2) Tourism and Tourist Guide Business Act, B.E. 2535, and
(3) Thailand Tourism Industry Association Act, B.E. 2544.