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#2461 Nparker

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 04:47 PM

Or this

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#2462 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 01:18 PM

I notice that nowhere on the Budget car rental place on lower Douglas does it actually have the words "rent", "rental", or "car".   You'd think that might be marketing 101.



#2463 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 04:06 PM

We live on Vancouver Island and went by car to Victoria in the beginning of April 2017. 


We did not like the city at all; overcrowded highways everywhere, because way too many people are living in the greater Victoria area. We had to make our way through heavy traffic to get to much advertised places, like the Inner Harbour, Butchart Gardens, Downtown, etc. The Inner Harbour and surrounding area with parliament building is nothing special. Whole downtown feels a bit desolate. In the high season it must be even less attractive with hot weather, and the city overrun by tourists. We are glad we went in the low season. We will likely not come back.


Our advise: go see Vancouver. This city has a much more appealing city centre, harbour and it has a much better "vibe" to it.

 



#2464 HB

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 04:54 PM

I notice that nowhere on the Budget car rental place on lower Douglas does it actually have the words "rent", "rental", or "car".   You'd think that might be marketing 101.

kind of like McDonalds you mean? There is nothing on their sign that says what they sell.....or whiel you are on rentals cars how about National or Alamo


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#2465 aastra

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 05:10 PM

 

...way too many people are living in the greater Victoria area.

 

 

Whole downtown feels a bit desolate.

 

Methinks no place gets those split-personality travel reviews like Victoria does. It's too crowded and desolate at the same time. It reminds me of those reviews in which people complain about the city being dead/boring and then also complain about being kept awake all night by the street noise.


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#2466 aastra

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 06:00 PM

 

We had to make our way through heavy traffic to get to much advertised places...

 

 

Our advise: go see Vancouver.

 

To summarize, they weren't comfortable driving in Victoria's heavy traffic. Driving in Vancouver's light traffic is their preferred alternative.


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#2467 aastra

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 06:08 PM

 

We live on Vancouver Island...

 

 

The Inner Harbour and surrounding area with parliament building is nothing special.

 

I just knew it wasn't a good idea to build those full-scale replicas of the legislative buildings, Empress Hotel, steamship terminal building, Belmont Building, etc. in Duncan and Campbell River.



#2468 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 06:34 PM

kind of like McDonalds you mean? There is nothing on their sign that says what they sell.....or whiel you are on rentals cars how about National or Alamo

 

The Avis/Budget group has less than 1/7 the fleet size of the next two largest firms combined.  So I think it's reasonable to expect many tourists, especially those from outside of the USA and Canada, have no idea what the Budget (2,100 US locations, none outside North America) sign means.  Unlike McDonald's, with 15x more locations (14,000 US locations, 33,000 worldwide).



#2469 HB

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 07:50 AM

but at the same time the mass majority of Visitors to this city are from North America...



#2470 Hotel Mike

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 09:57 AM

Huh, VHF. Budget is all over Europe as well.


Don't be so sure.:cool:

#2471 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 10:19 AM

Oh. I still don't like it.

#2472 HB

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 08:05 AM

If anyone  is interested in going on a ZERO GRAVITY flight there is one coming up in Seattle on May 6 yours for a cool $5000 usd


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#2473 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 23 April 2017 - 03:13 PM

This really is quite the boat.  Those windows go right down to floor level.

 

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#2474 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 04:51 PM

Tourism Victoria sponsored story in the Seattle Times today:

 

http://www.seattleti...-your-vacation/



#2475 Mike K.

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 08:04 PM

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