Free gift wrap, coat check and even valet parking await RBC® Avion®
cardholders at RBC Avion Holiday Boutique locations across Canada
TORONTO, Nov. 20, 2015 /CNW/ - The holidays are upon us, which means
everyone is looking forward to spending quality time with family and
friends. For many, the holidays can also mean hours spent wrapping
presents and trying to find the perfect gift - assuming you can find a
parking spot at the mall.
For the third consecutive year, Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) is helping
ease some of the stress associated with the holiday season for RBC
Avion cardholders (Avioners®) through the RBC Avion Holiday Boutiques.
The Boutiques offer a number of complimentary services to Avioners,
including valet parking (Toronto only), gift wrapping, coat and parcel
check, and a VIP lounge and café with refreshments - all free of
"We know the holidays are a busy, and sometimes stressful, time of year
and we want to alleviate some of that stress. The RBC Avion Holiday
Boutiques are our way of thanking Avioners and showing our appreciation
for their loyalty," says Glenn DeSouza, vice-president, Retail Cards,
RBC. "The Boutiques provide an oasis of luxury during a typically
hectic time of year. We want Avioners to take advantage of Boutique
services so they can spend more time enjoying the season with family
The RBC Avion Holiday Boutiques officially open tomorrow, Saturday,
November 21 in select locations across Canada. The Boutique will be
open until December 31 in the Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto, ON
and will be coming soon to Metropolis at Metrotown in Burnaby, BC. RBC
will also be offering Avion Holiday Experiences from November 27 -
December 24 at the Halifax Shopping Centre in Halifax, NS, and the St.
Laurent Shopping Centre in Ottawa, ON.
Canadians who are not RBC Avion cardholders can become Avioners by
visiting a Boutique in their community, or their local RBC Royal Bank
branch. Those who sign-up will receive a full access pass to the RBC
Avion Holiday Boutique.
The Avion Passport App
New this year, the Avion Passport App will allow Avioners to streamline
their Boutique experience by improving access to gift wrapping and
providing access to RBC Rewards offers. The app is available for
download on both iOS and Android by searching for "Avion Passport".
RBC Avion Holiday Boutique locations
Yorkdale Shopping Centre
3401 Dufferin Street
Metropolis at Metrotown
4720 Kingsway #604
Halifax Shopping Centre
7001 Mumford Road
St. Laurent Shopping Centre
1200 St Laurent Boulevard
For more information
RBC Avion Holiday Boutique - www.rbc.com/avionvip
Avion - www.rbc.com/avion
RBC Rewards - www.rbcrewards.com
Share your RBC Avion Holiday experience
Twitter: @RBC_Canada, #AvionVIP
About the RBC Avion Holiday Boutique
Since 2013, the RBC Avion Holiday Boutique has been our way of thanking
Avioners and showing our appreciation for their loyalty. In 2014, the
Boutique was honoured with two Canadian Marketing Association Awards -
a Gold in the Direct Engagement (Financial) category and a Bronze in
the Promotions/Shopper Marketing (Financial) category. The Boutique,
which is managed and executed in collaboration with Match Marketing,
helps take the stress out of holiday shopping for Avioners by providing
a unique and exclusive shopping experience.
The Boutiques will be open until December 31 in the Yorkdale Shopping
Centre in Toronto, ON and will be coming soon to Metropolis at
Metrotown in Burnaby, BC. The Avion Holiday Experiences will be open
November 27 - December 24 at the Halifax Shopping Centre in Halifax,
NS, and the St. Laurent Shopping Centre in Ottawa, ON.
Royal Bank of Canada is Canada's largest bank, and one of the largest
banks in the world, based on market capitalization. We are one of North
America's leading diversified financial services companies, and provide
personal and commercial banking, wealth management, insurance, investor
services and capital markets products and services on a global basis.
We employ approximately 79,000 full- and part-time employees who serve
more than 16 million personal, business, public sector and
institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 38 other
countries. For more information, please visit rbc.com.
RBC supports a broad range of community initiatives through donations,
sponsorships and employee volunteer activities. In 2014, we contributed
more than $111 million to causes worldwide, including donations and
community investments of more than $76 million and $35 million in
Image with caption: "Glenn DeSouza, Vice President, Retail Cards, RBC (L) shares an Avion high five moment at the RBC Avion Holiday Boutique kick-off with Kardinal Offishall (C) and members of Choir! Choir! Choir! (CNW Group/RBC)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20151120_C9363_PHOTO_EN_44490.jpg
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