According to the findings of a recent survey, more than a third of the British public have an active list of things that they intend to do before they die.
The extent of the ‘bucket list’ phenomenon has been revealed in a survey carried out by ebookers.com, an on-line travel agency, with 34 percent of the respondents to its study stating that they had compiled such a list. To facilitate this trend, ebookers.com has launched a bucket list application of its own on Facebook, to assist the listing and sharing of ideas for experiences and destinations that are considered imperative for a fulfilled existence.
The website’s users are invited to compile their own bucket list, whether it be realistically attainable or merely the stuff that dreams are made of. It can include those experiences that the individual has already ticked off, and those that they have yet to satisfy. Completed lists, and those that are still under development, can be shared and compared with groups of Facebook friends. The app is also accessible via smartphone, enabling the active ‘bucket-lister’ to update their list with thoughts and images the moment they achieve another goal.
For those who are short of ideas of their own, the app provides a number of varied suggestions.
Ebookers, social media manager, Tamara Askew, said, ‘We’re encouraging customers to try somewhere new in 2013. To make it easier for everyone to get out and do those experiences they’ve always dreamed of, we’re providing users of our new Facebook app the chance to win one of their bucket list trips. All you have to do is add one pre-existing or yet-to be-completed experience to your list and you will automatically be entered in the competition.’