Tourists are not always beneficial as it has been seen that there have been instances where they have been involved in putting the overall environment in jeopardy. In fact, that is what has made the Kerala pristine backwaters at back foot. In one of the recent studies, it has been revealed that the tourism spots in the state of Kerala are making the backwaters in jeopardy.
In fact, on close scrutiny we find that the problem is primarily confined to places where boating facilities are available. They are primarily responsible for the sand-bed formation confined to the boating channels.
In one of the recent studies, it has been witnessed by the Hydrographic Survey Wing of the Kerala Government on the Vembanad Lake that backwater tours are proving dangerous for the beds of water and are not safe at all. It is primarily on the route of Alappuzha-Kumarakom route. So, Kerala Tours lean towards tours that are becoming a bit problematic.
According to one of the men involved in hydrography, it has been found that chief hydrographer A P Sunderalal telling the depletion of water levels. In fact, a ride through these channels is leaning towards causing accidents. As far as the survey is concerned, it has been found that nearly at all minor ports in the vicinities of Kerala state the survey came with following observations.
As far as the trend is concerned, sand-bed formation has been witnessed at regular intervals at Munambam and Azheekkal port. It also involved the dredging that was clearly visible.
However, as far as the current booking is concerned, there seems to be no looking back.
As Kerala health tourism gears up for a substantial meet organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on October 21-22 at Hotel Le Meridian, it seems that it is in best of its health.
In fact, it will be the third edition of the Kerala Health Tourism 2011, which will be accompanied by International Conference and Exhibition on Health Tourism from October 21 to October 22 at Hotel Le Meridien.
As far as the agenda is concerned, it is clear that it would take into account the current and emerging trends pertaining to health tourism. It will take into consideration the opportunities and challenges facing the Indian Health Tourism as well. The meet will also ponder over the elements such as discussion on the preparedness of Indian hospitals etc. It is clear that it will focus on making the health tourism more profound and significant in India.
As a result, congregation of major hospitals is set to participate along with health insurance companies and the processes will also open doors for policy makers to address it in the better way. As there will be no dearth of tourism promotion boards, health travel and tour operators, it is a thing to witness the hotels and tourist resorts as well, participating in it. It will also include international institutions for promotion of health tourism as well.
In addition, there will also be plenary sessions, which will include International Experiences and Best Practices taking into consideration betterment of the current medical practices. The trend seems to be healthy as it takes into consideration many aspects pertaining to health tourism into account. It is clear that Kerala tourism is heading in the right direction.