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The Map Room at the Royal Geographical Society in London was the venue for the launch yesterday of "Wildest Dreams" - the Heineken Export pounds 25,000 travel bursary, in association with the Independent.

The award-winning travel writer William Dalrymple set out the basis of the scheme, whereby travellers can apply for a share of the cash for dream journeys. More details will appear in the travel section of the Independent on 20 January.