The much-awaited session happened at the very first day of KLF on "Going Out: A Dialogue on Travels and Travelogues" with Santhosh George Kulangara, C. Anoop, A.P.M. Mohammed Hanish and Sumesh Mangalassery as panelists and moderated by Stalin Das. "Kerala's highest source of income is tourism which has been acutely affected by the floods," Stalin Das was quoted as saying. Mr A.P.M. Mohammed Hanish IAS said, "For a traveller satisfaction matters more than visual attraction." He added that one must give a visual representation of a real situation of Kerala and make them understand that it is just a passing phase for tourism.
The favourability of place changes with its cleanliness. Not one of the Indian hill-stations has a proper water supply system. Natural disasters like hurricanes happen even in the US but it does not affect the tourism as much as the floods that have affected Kerala. Mr. Hanish pointed out the lack of proper disaster management system in Kerala. Santhosh George Kulangara. Founder and Chief Explorer of Safari TV continued the session by saying, " Kerala does not have a tourism master-plan.Tourists are always attracted to what is unique in Kerala be it the infrastructure or the lifestyle." Tourism is one of the most vulnerable pact of our economy.
Mr C. Anoop added that, people now believe that residing in Kerala is not safe anymore after the floods.