Barack Obama on why travel matters

The former US president describes his most memorable travel experience, finding his place in the world on an overnight bus trip and the importance of listening.

This month at the World Travel & Tourism Council global summit in Seville, Spain, BBC Travel was fortunate enough to attend a Q&A with former US president Barack Obama. In his wide-ranging remarks, the author and Nobel Peace Prize recipient talked to Hilton CEO Chris Nassetta about how travelling helps each of us discover our place in the world and the importance of celebrating each culture’s rich differences.


There’s something spectacular about seeing a place, experiencing a different culture, being exposed to new ideas