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Pictured: The ‘Domino Tower’ that will be built off Zanzibar’s coast

The tower will be built on a 370,000 m sq (3,982,646 sq ft) man-made island linked by a bridge to the west coast of Zanzibar, 15 minutes from the Unesco World Heritage site of Stone Town – and within the destination complex will be a dazzling array of features and amenities.Ted Thornhill (Daily Mail)

Qatar Airways is revealed as the best airline for 2021

Australia-based AirlineRatings.com rated Qatar Airways for its cabin innovation, passenger service, and commitment to continue to operate throughout the pandemic.Sadie Whitelocks (Daily Mail)

The huge Covid-test price differences at airports around the world

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Pictured: Zaha Hadid’s stunning sci-fi-style linked skyscrapers

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Former city airport runway is transformed into a stunning park

What was once a 6,000ft (1,830m) long airport runway in Shanghai is now a stunning park containing 2,227 trees, 82 plant species, a beautiful sunken garden, cycle paths, a playground and a bird-watching grove.Jennifer Newton (Daily Mail)

Sweden’s Icehotel reveals its new one-of-a-kind suites for 2021

This year, artists have created six one-of-a-kind suites in what is being billed Icehotel 31, which will stand until April 11, 2021 – when the hotel melts. A further six ice suites and a ‘frozen forest’ ceremony room – ‘for intimate weddings and other celebrations’ – have also been created in Icehotel 365, a permanent part of the property that is open all year round. What’s more, you can see the hotel via an interactive tour.Jennifer Newton (Daily Mail)

Coronavirus UK: Heathrow Airport records £1.5BILLION loss for 2020

Heathrow Airport today lost its status as Europe’s busiest airport as it recorded a loss of £1.5billion in the first nine months of the year due to Covid-19. Passenger numbers between July and September were down by more than 84 per cent compared with the same period in 2019, leading the west London hub to be overtaken by Paris Charles de Gaulle as the busiest in Europe.Dan Sales and Jack Wright (Daily Mail)

Lindt’s museum has world’s tallest free-standing chocolate fountain

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Pressure grows for London to New York ‘air corridor’

Senior aviation bosses, including Heathrow chief executive John Holland-Kaye, say quarantine measures have hung the ‘Closed’ sign on Britain and are costing the economy £60million a day in lost foreign visitor spending.Tom Payne (Daily Mail)

Google Maps updates with a ‘more vibrant’ appearance

Google has used a new colour-mapping algorithmic technique to make the service, which launched 15 years ago, visually richer. Previously, the colour coding on Maps was largely limited to green and brown, with lightly shaded areas to denote urban centres. For the update, Google has used computer vision to identify natural features from satellite imagery, looking specifically at arid, icy, forested, and mountainous regions. It’s then analysed these features and assigned them a range of colours on the HSV (hue, saturation, value) colour model.Jonathan Chadwick (Daily Mail)

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