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.