momondo Global Study Finds Travel Makes People More Trusting

“Value of Traveling” study shows those who travel are more likely to
trust others they’ve just met; nearly half think people are less
tolerant than 5 years ago

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Travel search site momondo
today released a global “Value of Traveling” study showing that
traveling increases trust, opens up new perspectives and provides a more
positive attitude to new cultures and people.

The study, which surveyed more than 7,200 people in 18 countries, showed
a significant link between travel and openness. For example, according
to the study, people who have visited 46-50 countries are more likely to
trust someone they’ve just met for the first time than those who have
visited 0-5 countries.

Several academic studies have previously shown a positive correlation
between travel and acceptance, but this is the first time that such a
large study has addressed the issue.

”Almost half of the respondents think that people are less tolerant of
other cultures than five years ago, and we are looking for ways to help
change that trend,” said momondo executive Lasse Skole Hansen. “At the
same time, this study shows the positive effects that travelling can
have, namely in its potential to break down barriers between people
across cultures. It is encouraging that the more people see of the
world, the more tolerant they become.”

The study also showed:

  • 48 percent believe that people today are less tolerant of other
    cultures than five years ago. Only 16 percent disagree with the
  • 76 percent believe that travelling has given them a more positive
    outlook on differences and diversity.
  • 76 percent believe that travelling has given them a more positive
    outlook on other cultures in general.
  • 75 percent believe that traveling has given them a more positive view
    of people from cultures they visited.

“The Value of Traveling” study consists of answers from 7,292
respondents in total with 400 respondents from each of the following 18
countries: Australia, Brazil, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany,
Italy, Mexico, Norway, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden,
Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The respondents are
demographically representative based on gender, age and regions.

Read more about the survey here.

About momondo:
is a free, independent and global travel search site that compares
billions of prices on flights, hotels and travel deals. momondo has won
several awards and is recommended by leading international media
organizations such as CNN, The New York Times and The Daily Telegraph.
momondo is headquartered in Copenhagen and serves travelers across 30
international markets. momondo’s mobile applications are available for
free for iPhone
and Android.


Brenda Patterson, 440-623-9581