The second is that writers know that, being a bridge between the place and the reader, their words have an impact. If a well-known writer states that Albania is the worst place he ever visited, that can negatively influence the country’s reputation and its ability to attract tourists and, therefore, compromise the livelihood of many people who work in the tourism industry. Or it can stigmatize its citizens when they go abroad. It creates a culture of intolerance, judgment, and closure: everything that travel stands against.
I got turned off by travel blog writing because I felt it limited my opinion to only the good things. I always wished there was a way to express the negative aspects and everything in-between in a way that kept a positive and upbeat tone. I never considered how my words could affect livelihoods. I guess I never considered my writing would be seen by enough people. Good point.