There’s nothing wrong in making reviews after traveling to a different place. In fact, people would appreciate your efforts to leave a review. It serves as a guide to those who are yet to visit the places you’ve already visited.
to say great words if you had a genuinely positive experience. You want others
to also have the same experience as you. However, you need to be cautious when
you leave a negative review.
It doesn’t mean
you have to be fake and only show the nice things. You can still be
objective in presenting your reviews without necessarily being too
rely on the tourism industry
If you visit a
popular destination, even with your negative review, people will still continue
their plans to visit. They have already made up their minds even before you
told them your horrible experience. Even if you successfully turned some people
off, the city will still probably survive. However, there are small
destinations that rely mainly on tourism. Avoid discouraging people from
visiting the place since it could have a huge impact on the locals.
concerned people right away
If you had a negative
experience with the hotel, you can directly speak with the manager to
address your concerns. There’s no need for it to go beyond closed doors
especially if your concerns were already address. The same thing is true with
the other places you’ve visited. Sometimes, the experience was bad because of
one or two employees. It doesn’t represent the entire business or the whole
community. The actions to be taken by the management is on their discretion.
The point is that you allowed the concerned individuals to know about what
Some establishments might not survive
If you leave a
poor review of a restaurant or hotel, it could disrupt the entire business.
It’s true especially if it’s locally-owned and only tourists keep it alive. A
review could kills the entire business. Just look at it in the perspective
of movies. Bad movie reviews made by only a handful of critics could
significantly affect the box office numbers. However, these movie studios will
probably survive a flop. Local businesses won’t.
It could hurt
your reputation too
might respect your opinion since it’s based on experience. Not everyone will
see it that way especially with the manner of delivering the message. For some
readers, you’re being a jerk. Since there’s no way to verify your account of
what happened, your reputation could be on the line. Therefore, you need to be
cautious with every work that you leave on review sites. Be honest and straightforward,
but there’s no need for vulgarity and rudeness.
It’s a noble
thing to let others know your experience through a review. You deserve
commendation for spending enough time so that many others will have a better
experience in the future. Just choose the right words. Read your reviews many
times before publishing them.
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