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Destinations

(Relaxnews) - As part of a study conducted by Allianz Global Assistance, Spaniards voted to elect the best natural tourist attractions in their home country. The islet Gaztelugatxe in Basque Country landed first place, topping the list of Spain's "seven natural wonders." This selection of exceptional sites has led to the creation of a new tourist route.

Interiors & Design

(Relaxnews) - Middle Eastern design is under the spotlight this week at Downtown Design in Dubai.

Destinations

(AFP) - Just in time for Halloween on Friday and a weekend devoted to the dead, Vienna's unashamedly morbid Funeral Museum is now closer to the action: the Austrian capital's huge Central Cemetery.

Art, Shows & Exhibitions

(Relaxnews) - A video profile of Steve Spazuk's atypical art technique shows how trails of soot can replace traditional oil or water paints throughout a series of black and white images, as art blogs enthuse about the approach and its portrayal.

Destinations

(AFP) - High above the altar in the Vatican's Sistine Chapel, the halo around Jesus Christ's head in Michelangelo's famous frescoes shines with a brighter glow, thanks to a revolutionary new lighting system.

Interiors & Design

(AFP) - A Swiss research and development company said Tuesday it had discovered a way to make white solar modules, which can blend with a building's "skin" to become virtually invisible.

Interiors & Design

(Relaxnews) - The United States Olympic Museum and Hall of Fame has chosen renowned New York architects Diller, Scofidio + Renfro to design an interactive museum in Colorado.

Hotels

(Relaxnews) - TripAdvisor, which bills itself as the largest online travel review site in the world, has rejigged its search options in the aim of producing more personalized recommendations for their users.

Hotels

(Relaxnews) - For the first time in nearly 60 years, Intercontinental Hotels Group is giving a facelift to the guest rooms at its Crowne Plaza properties. Among the updates is a new bed designed to support more restful sleep.

Destinations

(AFP) - Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, which completed the world's biggest stock offering last month, is tapping into the country's growing online travel business with an independent platform, it announced Tuesday.