On track for success: Iarnród Éireann to sponsor Reader Travel Awards 2019
The announcement comes as winners shortlists are revealed for this year's Reader Travel Awards
Iarnród Éireann has been announced as the print and digital awards sponsor for the Irish Independent Reader Travel Awards 2019.
"With record numbers travelling on our rail network, we are seeing more and more customers travelling to experience the best of Irish destinations," says Barry Kenny, Iarnród Éireann's Corporate Communications Manager. "We look forward to celebrating those whom Irish Independent readers declare the best of the best."
The shortlist of those "best of the best" is revealed today in Weekend Magazine and on Independent.ie, and the winners will be unveiled on January 19 - with readers having nominated thousands of businesses and destinations.
Now in their third year, the Irish Independent Reader Travel Awards are the only industry accolades nominated and voted for by readers, and are going from strength to strength, with winners celebrated in print, online and all over the world on social media.
"The awards are hugely popular, with readers nominating and praising the quality of service experienced across the travel sector," says Cliona Carroll, INM's Sponsorship & Events Manager.
"Iarnród Éireann is a fantastic brand to sponsor the awards, with many synergies through the award categories, geography of nominees and, of course, Iarnród Éireann's network."
Our expert panel of judges, led by Travel Editor Pól Ó Conghaile, includes John and Francis Brennan of The Park Hotel Kenmare; Leslie Ann Horgan, Editor of Weekend magazine; Niall Tracey, Director of Marketing with Fáilte Ireland, and Weekend food writer Katy McGuinness.
The 2019 Reader Travel Awards winners will be revealed in Weekend magazine and here on independent.ie on January 19, 2019.