Legal requirements for tourism businesses



You must comply with certain legal duties when starting or running a tourist accommodation business.

You must receive certification from Tourism Northern Ireland before you can begin running your business.  See tourist accommodation certification.

This guide explains a range of legal requirements that tourist accommodation businesses must consider. This includes rules on health and safety, employment and data protection. This guide also explains planning permission and business rates for tourism businesses. 

For more details on the licences you need for your tourism business, see get the right licences for your accommodation business.

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