Welcome to Points Miles and Bling, meet the new team!

by Anshul
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Welcome to Points Miles and Bling (PMB) – our new digital home. A hat-tip to the ‘OG’s‘ who have followed along for seven years on TravelUpdate. On the new platform I look forward to leveraging my learned skills to enhance the ‘voice of the brand’, and build deeper engagement with the readers – you. Here at PMB, we have built a strong community of points enthusiasts that lean on collective learning. And you will get plenty of that through this website, and by attending the weekly live sessions What’s the Point? , experience based #PMBMeetup , or through the several online workshops ‘PMB eLab we host throughout the year.

Bookmark/add this site onto your favourite reading lists, as there is a lot of exciting content on its way! Sneak-peek: Juicy giveaways coming up, to celebrate the launch of PMB 2.0

Points Miles and Bling – New Team

Through speaking engagements across Canada, I have had the privilege of connecting with some brilliant minds in this industry. And even better perhaps, built meaningful friendships along the way. It brings me immense pleasure to share that three such wonderful individuals are joining forces to enrich the points community with their insights, and further the PMB brand. Join me in welcoming onboard – Dalia, Sash, and Mohammad.

Dalia is passionate about challenging set conventions, and brings a practical outlook to the often irrational consumer behaviour among points enthusiasts. Always eager to onboard newcomers into the world of points, you can look forward to thought provoking content for newcomers and seasoned travellers alike.

Sash loves telling me why doors in F should be a norm, and why “EK Game Changer” is a gimmick – and how classic seats are much better. He also believes first world problems deserve their own discord server. Need I say more? With this ‘F-guru’, you can expect the nerdiest discourse on all things Bling – and he fits in perfectly here 😉

Mohammad personifies Roman Gluttony, with his love for Italy, penchant for fine dining in the sky or the best restaurants around the world. A connoisseur of luxury hotel brands, you can expect him to share opulent travel experiences, with scrupulous honesty.

You can learn more about their fascinating life backgrounds and journeys, here, and expect to read more from them soon.

Last but certainly not the least – PMB would not exist as it does today without the tireless efforts of the BoardingArea team, who continue to host and support me in their eco-system. Randy, Mariah, Josh, Mark, Rebecca, Heather, and to all those that have been part of my journey over 7 years – my sincere gratitude!

Help us grow

Engagement, engagement, engagement! We have hit the reset button on PMB stats – from 60,000 active members on TravelUpdate, to this first post on the new platform. As content begins to flow, I would love to hear your thoughts, and reactions, in the comment section. Or for you to share our posts on social media – every little bit counts. This will continue to be a platform for the points community, and we will never write content simply to appease the SEO gods.

Wherever you are reading this from, I hope you feel the enthusiasm that we have for the future of PMB. Wishing you a happy and restful holiday season – see you around!

45 comments

Matt January 5, 2023 - 7:44 pm

Amazing job PMB and Anshul. Looking forward to 2.0 and seeing so much growth. Been a huge fan of your work since you started on TravelUpdate! Congrats!

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Points Miles and Bling January 6, 2023 - 8:28 am

Matt! Great to hear from you, and thank you for the support. Hope to see you soon – cheers!

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Annamalai Lakshmanan January 5, 2023 - 5:45 pm

All the very Best Anshul … Awesome Team … Looking forward to great posts … motivating our urge towards sophisticated travel…

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Anshul January 5, 2023 - 5:56 pm

Thanks Annamalai – appreciate the kind words, and your support. Hope to see you at the next YOW meetup.

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Timbo2 December 30, 2022 - 3:50 am

Finally, it’s here !! Excited to continue my learning curve on how best to see the world without breaking the bank.

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Anshul December 30, 2022 - 6:22 am

Cheers Tim – thanks for the continued support.

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Patrick S December 28, 2022 - 2:18 pm

Congrats Anshul! Looking forward to seeing the new PMB in action!

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Anshul December 30, 2022 - 6:19 am

Thanks Patrick, you have been a good mentor and sounding board to PMB over the years 🙏🏽 Hope to see you in person soon.

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Cuong December 27, 2022 - 3:09 pm

Congratulations Anshul, I have been enjoying and enriched by your insights and your helpful inputs. I look forward to this new venture. – Cuong

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Anshul December 30, 2022 - 6:15 am

Thanks for your continued support, Cuong – much appreciated!

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Jean-Maximilien December 26, 2022 - 2:21 pm

Congratulations Anshul! The bird is freed 😀 Looking forward to your great content.

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Anshul December 26, 2022 - 6:40 pm

Thanks JMV! Much appreciated 🙂

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Bob Taylor December 25, 2022 - 8:25 pm

Hi Anshul
Also congrats on the new PMB….I have 2 MLL passes that expire Dec 31st. to give to anyone in this group. You can share my email with them. Bob T

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Anshul December 26, 2022 - 6:43 pm

Thanks Bob – check your email 🙂

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Pascale December 25, 2022 - 11:11 am

Hi Anshul!
Congrats on the new PMB!
I look forward to some great content from you and your new collaborators.
I’m delighted to see Sash as a new writer as F is what drives me. Just flew F for the first time (two back to back flights with EK A380 and LH’s 747) and even though the Proletarian Gods are making me pay a high price for my futility (stranded in airports for 2 days now) I’m looking forward more First World futility.
🙂
Happy Holidays to you and your family!

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Points Miles and Bling December 25, 2022 - 1:20 pm

Pascale! So nice to hear from you – thanks for the kind words. Will make sure I whip Sash into writing all there is to write about F 😉

Hope you are stranded no more, and get to enjoy the holiday season – cheers!

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Dan December 24, 2022 - 4:52 am

Congrats Anshul and the PMB team on the new chapter! Looking forward to your tik tok & IG reels!

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Anshul December 24, 2022 - 9:44 am

Tik-who?! 🤣 That’s way too young and hip for us. Also, dont want you to endure closeups of credit cards 😉

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JM December 24, 2022 - 3:35 am

Congrats man! Happy to see 2.0! Can’t wait to follow you on your journey

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Anshul December 24, 2022 - 9:42 am

Thanks JM, for being part of this journey thus far 🙂

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Hussein Al-kaf December 24, 2022 - 12:00 am

That is a solid team you got for PMB. Looking forward for all your content and congrats!!!!

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Anshul December 24, 2022 - 9:40 am

Thanks Hussein – am excited for the expertise onboard, and eagerly await their exploits as well!

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KUNWAR VEER PRATAP SINGH December 23, 2022 - 11:12 pm

Great..wish you all the best new venture..

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Anshul December 24, 2022 - 9:39 am

🙏🏽❤️

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Hugh Campbell December 23, 2022 - 11:05 pm

Looks to be an exciting move Anshul! All the best – Reed and I will be following along.

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Annelaure December 23, 2022 - 9:16 pm

Congrats and looking forward to more content, ideas and experiences in this travel game!

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Anshul December 24, 2022 - 9:39 am

Thank you! I hope you will find helpful tips along the way 🙂

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Goldy December 23, 2022 - 9:12 pm

Wow. Day one is starting off very well. Happy to be on this bus of adventure. Looking forward to what’s to come. Thank you for doing this.

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Anshul December 24, 2022 - 9:38 am

Cheers Goldy – thanks for your continued support. Hope you are enjoying some restful holidays.

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Kristian December 23, 2022 - 8:24 pm

The new site looks great, Anshul, congrats! Happy holidays to everyone!

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Anshul December 24, 2022 - 9:36 am

Cheers Kristian – we are working on a newsletter setup for you 😉

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Donna December 23, 2022 - 7:35 pm

Congrats on the new space. Looking forward to the next phase of PMB

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Anshul December 24, 2022 - 9:34 am

Thanks Donna! See you around 🙂

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Ricky December 23, 2022 - 7:09 pm

Congratulations on the big move Anshul, excited to follow along!

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Points Miles and Bling December 23, 2022 - 7:18 pm

Thanks Ricky – for the support, and being a sounding board to many of the PMB ideas. Cheers!

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KUNWAR Pramod December 23, 2022 - 7:03 pm

Wow…looking forward to exciting travrl tips

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Anshul December 23, 2022 - 7:11 pm

🙏🏽 few return trips to Vietnam are on the cards 🙂

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Carol December 23, 2022 - 6:26 pm

Congrats PMB team! I’m looking forward to listening to and learning from all of your adventures.

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Points Miles and Bling December 23, 2022 - 7:10 pm

Thanks Carol – look forward to seeing you again, more meetup announcements coming up as well 🙂

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Chris December 23, 2022 - 6:20 pm

New site is looking great!

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Points Miles and Bling December 23, 2022 - 7:09 pm

Thanks Chris – cheers!

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RichardG December 23, 2022 - 6:19 pm

Congrats PMB and team! Looking forward for 2.0.
Cheers and Happy Holidays!

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Anshul December 23, 2022 - 6:40 pm

Cheers Richard – Happy holidays to you, and the family.

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Heather December 23, 2022 - 6:19 pm

Welcome to your new space and new team!

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Anshul December 23, 2022 - 6:39 pm

🙏🏽 No co-incidence that yours is the first comment here. Thanks for doing everything you do, for PMB, and the larger community.

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