You are invited to the Extraordinary Travel Festival, in Yerevan, Armenia!

by Anshul
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Greetings! As you scramble through Black Friday savings (if it can be called that), I wanted to bring an exciting travel festival to your attention. Not only will I be attending the Extraordinary Travel Festival, in 2022, I wanted to extend the invitation to all my readers, with a special discount code. If you like to compliment points travel (business class, and stays in fancy hotels) with visiting difficult and challenging parts of the world, this travel festival maybe the key to unlocking the serious traveler within you.

What is Extraordinary Travel Festival (ETF)?

ETF is a multi-day conference style networking event, that brings together some of the most passionate travelers from around the globe. Think passport stamp chasers with the goal to visit every country in the world, think travelers that plan and execute trips to some of the most extreme destinations. Co-founders, Ric Gazarian and Stefan Krasowski, have setup this festival to bring together like minded travelers that can share and learn from each others’ wins, gaffes, and experiences.

Extraordinary Travel Festival

Yerevan, Armenia (Photo credit: Marriott Bonvoy)

The first of its kind, the Extraordinary Travel Festival will take place in Yerevan, Armenia, from October 14-16, 2022. The multi-day festival will be held at Armenia Marriott Hotel, and feature inspiring speakers on themed topics, and Masterclass sessions as well. This along with several networking sessions, parties, and dinners, to meet and socialize with fellow travelers. The event will also include pre/post conference trips for attendees to explore that part of the world, with some of the most knowledgeable travelers around.

Detailed ETF schedule will be updated here.

Extraordinary Travel Festival

Armenia Marriott Hotel Yerevan

ETF Tickets – Purchase here

While the tickets to the festival are priced at $399, you will be able to use Coupon Code: PMB for a $50 discount. The ticket capacity is restricted to first 325 attendees, and the $349 per person price includes;

  • All keynotes and sessions
  • All included evening events & parties
  • Any included lunches
  • Any included coffees

Masterclass sessions and pre/post conference trips will not be included in the price of the ticket. You will be able to browse the details of the masterclass sessions, and trips, as they become available over the next few months.

I would advise to purchase the ticket as soon as you can, given the limited capacity, and the ease of planning your trip to Yerevan well in advance. Purchased tickets can also be re-registered to a different name in case you bought the ticket but are unable to attend later.

Take Away

Just like I have a points community to lean on, I have been trying to build a network which would help me explore parts of the world that don’t fit my ‘natural state of travel’. And Extraordinary Travel Festival seems like a perfect fit to that end, a group of people I can lean on, and travel with, to more challenging parts of the world. With that in mind, I have already bought my tickets to ETF, and would love to see you in Yerevan as well. Come hang out 🙂

If you have more questions about this event – Why Yerevan, Why Marriott, and so on, come hang out with Ric, Stefan and I, on PMB live stream tomorrow – Saturday, Nov 27th at 8pm ET. You can also join the live Zoom session directly;

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 843 0050 0688
Passcode: 706219


See you there!



Join the Points Miles and Bling Livestream 11/27/21 to See What's In Store at the Extraordinary Travel Festival 2022 - Rapid Travel Chai November 26, 2021 - 9:08 pm

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Hannah November 26, 2021 - 6:28 pm

This event sounds really interesting and it’s a real possibility for me. Can you make a recording of Saturday’s session available? Unfortunately I won’t be able to attend.


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