PR and Travel


Thinking about what I wanted to write for this blog post made me realize that while fashion and PR go very well together so do travel and PR. Have you ever stopped to think that when we travel, especially outside America, that we are practicing public relations for the place we come from and for ourselves?


I’ve talked to many people from other countries and they all agree that Americans have a bad reputation abroad. I always wondered why this was. When I began my internship at Disney World I quickly realized why- we are rude and self-centered when we are on vacation or simply traveling. I can’t tell you how many people made complete fools of themselves over something as stupid as a 30 minute wait in line to ride an attraction.

When we are out in public, especially abroad, we represent where we come from. A large part of public relations is maintaining an image we want the public to see and associate us with. Why does this not translate to our personal lives and interactions with others? Public relations is not just at the corporate level. It is at the personal level as well.



One thought on “PR and Travel

  1. First of all, I love the title of this blog =) secondly, great post. PR is not something that can necessarily be contained inside the parameters if several defining characteristics because PR is so vast. You wrote it your post, “Public relations is not just at the corporate level. It is at the personal level as well”, as such, PR can be defined in as many different ways as there are people to define it. What an eye opener though to hear how people in other countries regard Americans due to their bad attitudes. It is interesting to think that wherever we go we are really advertising ourselves a certain way, we are acting as our own public relations person. It’s enough to make one rethink their actions on a daily basis because one never knows what they might be “saying” about themselves. As Christians we should always be aware of our words and actions however. I am reminded of Colossians 3:23-24 in which it says, “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ” (ESV). That means everything, whether it’s waiting in line for thirty minutes at Disney World or handing out food to homeless people. One should always keep in mind the question, “What are you saying about yourself?”

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