Travel company bets on learning over leisure

 The Barclays Bank headquarters in east London. Political Tours offers a "Debt and The City" tour, which explores the financial crisis and how it affected London.

What do you look for in a vacation destination: food, culture, sandy beaches? 

Nicholas Wood, founder of the travel company Political Tours, hopes social and economic change are high on your list. Wood, a seasoned foreign correspondent who’s filed for the BBC, New York Times, and Marketplace, aims to give travelers a deeper understanding of the places they see and hear about in the news, such as Ukraine, Israel, or China. He joins Marketplace Morning Report David Brancaccio to discuss.

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David Brancaccio is the host of Marketplace Morning Report. Follow David on Twitter @DavidBrancaccio

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