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Travel news in brief

> Independent News and Media PLC have signed up as media sponsor of the new Irish Travel Industry Awards -- the sector's own version of the Oscars. The awards are planned for January and will honour the best in the business.

Irish Travel Agents Association President Pat Dawson said it was "delighted to have INM as our media partners for the inaugural awards. The group's publications -- including the Evening Herald -- reach a huge proportion of the Irish population and their involvement will help a great deal in our ambition to showcase the industry."

Paul Muldoon, Group Classified Manager for INM, said the group was "delighted to support this travel industry initiative, to work with our many partners in the travel sector and to be involved with what will undoubtedly be a spectacular evening".

> Falcon Holidays has week-long post-school holidays deals from Dublin, including: September 18, Majorca, Club del Sol Aparthotel, Puerto Pollensa, two sharing from €473pp; September 22, Costa Dorada, Pins Platja Apts, Salou, two sharing from €388pp; and October 10, Costa del Sol, Holiday Village Costa del Sol, Benalmadena, 4 Falcons, seven nights, two sharing from €399pp.

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