A study by travel search engine momondo has revealed we are more tolerant of other cultures because of our extensive travelling, with nearly six in ten (58 per cent) of Brits who travel regularly revealing they trust people from other cultures, compared to 37 per cent for those who don't travel regularly.
And nearly two thirds (62 per cent) of people who travel twice a year or more feel that if people explored abroad more, there would be more peace in the world; with this figure at just 26 per cent for non-travellers.
Three quarters (73 per cent) of people who travel regularly call themselves "citizens of the world", compared to just 43 per cent for those who do not travel.
Per Christiansen, vice president of marketing for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at momondo, said: "The results from our study are resounding and make very clear that tolerance increases - significantly, and in many ways - the more of the world we see. For The World Piece, 61 incredible participants travelled together to connect on a human level. They are each wearing their heart on their sleeve - and proudly displaying their tattoo on their back - which sends a message to the world of how important it is to connect. The bonds that this amazing and diverse group of individuals have formed will last a lifetime."