Review of existing regulatory frameworks in the tourism sector revealed that there is a duplication and overlap in the complexity of tasks and responsibilities in the tourism sector. This is one of the main reasons that led to the establishment of a body to oversee the development of the sector in coordination and cooperation with all concerned sectors at the national, provincial and municipal levels.
Intrinsically all the various tourist activities are integrated and interdependent, Because tourism product is a package of interrelated products and services used by tourists, neglecting the process of linking various tourist activities under one fold, would lead each and every one of them to work in isolation from the other, which deprives them of the opportunity to benefit from the mutual services and facilities. Hence, there was a feeling for urgent need to adopt a comprehensive approach to organize various sectors of the tourism activities under a single governmental body and the development of the tourism industry by stimulating private sector to invest in tourism projects.
Accordingly, the Council of Ministers recommended the general strategy for the adoption of the Regulatory Authority that reflects the state's plan for tourism development in a disciplined way. With this noble ideal, SCTA came into existence as a competent authority armed with various statutory and regulatory frameworks in the field of tourism and antiquities.