Barack Obama to be keynote speaker at World Travel & Tourism Council’s Global Summit in Seville, Spain

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Barach Obama and Anthony Bourdain in Hanoi, Vietnam
Barack Obama and travel show host Anthony Bourdain share a meal and beer in Hanoi, Vietnam, in 2016. The former US President shared this picture on Twitter after Bourdain’s death in 2018.

Seville (TAN): Former US President Barack Obama will be the guest of honour and keynote speaker at the World Travel & Tourism Council’s Global Summit here in Spain.

Hosted by Ayuntamiento of Seville, Turismo Andaluz and Turespaña. the event will take place in the southern Spain city of Seville during April 2-4.

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“We are humbled and honoured to be hosting such an important leader as President Barack Obama at our Global Summit this year. During his time in office he embodied the notion that Travel & Tourism is a driver of economic growth and creator of jobs,” World Travel & Tourism Council president and CEO Gloria Guevara said.

“His vision will help us to shape the future of this important sector,” she said.  
Barack Obama served as US President from 2009 to 2017.

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His presidency is defined by the astute leadership he showed amid global economic uncertainty, heightened security concerns and immense environmental risk. His legacy includes making unprecedented strides towards the adoption of clean energy and overseeing the longest stretch of job creation in American history. President Obama is the natural choice as a headline speaker for the 2019 Global Summit, which adopts the theme of ‘Changemakers’ to celebrate the people and ideas who are defining the future of our sector, World Travel & Tourism Council said in a statement.

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