My own comment on that discussion was: "I have always supported first person usage where appropriate, both for TG papers and for my students. However, I find some authors, mostly anthropologists, who go way overboard, IMO, to the point where it seems like the paper is simply an overblown ego trip. To me, that is annoying. But I know that each discipline has its own view of reality, so I try to respect that."
Some of the other comments are more insightful for the full range of tourism articles and author experiences.
The article that prompted this is: https://theconversation.com/amp/we-should-use-i-more-in-academic-writing-there-is-benefit-to-first-person-perspective-131898