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Despite Love of Travel, More than Half of Americans Don't Have a Travel Bucket List According to New Capital One Survey

July 22, 2013 at 8:06 AM EDT
The Capital One Venture Card Helps Americans Explore the World

MCLEAN, Va., July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Snorkeling in Bora Bora, hiking the Himalayas, whale-watching in Maui – most Americans dream of amazing travel experiences, but a recent survey by Capital One ( NYSE: COF), revealed that more than half of Americans (58 percent) do not have a travel bucket list of destinations to visit in their lifetime. If the first step to achieving a goal is writing it down, the Capital One Venture Card is encouraging people to create their own travel bucket lists and then start making their travel aspirations a reality.


With double miles on every purchase and the flexibility to use those miles for any travel expense, the Venture Card can help people start checking off their bucket list destinations even faster.

According to the survey, popular U.S. travel spots rose to the top of Americans' bucket lists. In fact, four out of the five top destinations are located in the United States with Hawaii (57 percent) at the top followed by the Grand Canyon (38 percent), Niagara Falls (35 percent) and New York City (33 percent). The Great Barrier Reef in Australia (34 percent) was the top international choice. The survey also found that of those who do have a bucket list in mind, almost half (49 percent) have not yet checked off any of the destinations on their list.

"I have done a great deal of traveling but there are definitely some places on my travel bucket list that I am eager to check off," said avid traveler and rewards card expert Jason Steele. "With double miles and no foreign transaction fee, the Capital One Venture Card makes it easy for me to do what I love and I'm excited to continue crossing off destinations on my bucket list."

The Capital One Venture Card is working to get people talking about their travel goals so they can make their travel aspirations a reality. The Venture #BucketList campaign is asking people to tweet their travel bucket list goals using #BucketList and for inspiration, check out others' ideas on Venture's Tumblr page

To learn more about the Venture #BucketList campaign visit To learn more about the Venture Card and its benefits, visit  

The survey was fielded 06/12/201306/14/2013 using Toluna's omnibus services and the SmartSelect(SM) sampling methodology among a nationally representative sample of 1,000 respondents.

About Capital One

Capital One Financial Corporation ( is a financial holding company whose subsidiaries, which include Capital One, N.A., and Capital One Bank (USA), N. A., had $209.9 billion in deposits and $296.5 billion in total assets as of June 30, 2013. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Capital One offers a broad spectrum of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients through a variety of channels. Capital One, N.A. has more than 900 branch locations primarily in New York, New Jersey, Texas, Louisiana, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. A Fortune 500 company, Capital One trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "COF" and is included in the S&P 100 index.


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