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This research paper aims to study (1) concepts, theories and legal measures for controlling the water pollution caused by hotel industry in Thailand, (2) legal measures relating to water pollution control in the hotel business of foreign countries. (3) problems of law enforcement or facts concerning legal measures on water pollution management in the hotel industry. And (4) recommend appropriate legal measures on water pollution management in the hotel industry. The researchers used the qualitative research, and analyzed the data by using content analysis techniques and comparison interpretation.
The results of this research found that the United Kingdom, United States of America, Republic of Singapore and Thailand also each has concepts, theories and legal measures for the control of water pollution caused by hotel industry. It was also found that the enforcement of the Hotel Act 2004, which is the law that directly governs Thai hotel operators, has legal gaps that must be amended by requiring a one stop service in application for permission to operate a hotel business. A provincial hotel business promotion and supervision committee should be established with the powers and duties to promote and supervise the hotel business including the authority to manage water pollution in the hotel business including the determination of administrative penalties, investigation, suspension of licenses or impose administrative fine penalty in case of violation and causing water pollution.
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