The Ministry of Economics is the leading government institution of tourism industry, which is responsible for the development of national policy of tourism.

The competence and tasks for the Ministry of Economics in the field of tourism are determined by the Tourism Law, Cabinet regulations, as well as other legal norms. The Entrepreneurship competitiveness department is responsible for the field of tourism.

The Investment and Development Agency of Latvia, a direct state administrative institution under the authority of the Ministry of Economics, is responsible for the implementation of tourism policy. Its main task is promoting recognition of Latvia as an attractive and safe tourist destination abroad, as well as stimulating the development of local tourism. Detailed information about the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia and its activities is available on the website: