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Mauricio Ruiz is a writer and journalist who has lived in the US, Belgium, Mexico and Norway. His work has appeared in Words Without Borders, CatapultThe CommonThe RumpusElectric LiteratureJMWWRiver TeethLiteral Magazine, among others. He's been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and Myriad Editions Competition in the UK, as well as the Fish Short Story Prize in Ireland. He has received fellowships from OMI writers (NY), Société des auteurs (Belgium), Jakob Sande (Norway), Can Serrat (Spain), and the Three Seas' Council (Rhodes). His second book, Silencios al sur, was published in early 2017, and his work has partially been translated into Dutch and French. Mauricio Ruiz can be followed on Twitter and Instagram.

30 June 2020

Testing, contact tracing and health certificates may become the new norm

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has laid out the ‘Safe & Seamless Travel’ guidelines which include testing and tracing. The guidelines follow medical evidence […]
29 June 2020

Help us recognise those from the travel and tourism sector who have tackled Covid-19

This year we are going to recognise those destinations, businesses and other organisations or individuals who have used tourism and their tourism assets to tackle the […]
24 June 2020
food

Online cooking classes without borders

Hi, I’m Kaja. I studied politics and public policy, worked within EU politics in Brussels and quit my job a year ago to become a cooking […]
24 June 2020

26 passengers test positive for Covid-19 on Emirates flight

So far 26 passengers from Emirates flight EK380 have tested positive for Covid-19 upon arrival in Hong Kong. On June 20th, the plane left Pakistan bound […]
24 June 2020
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Hotels at fraction of occupancy despite general easing from lockdown

The hotel market in Belgium, as elsewhere, has taken a huge hit from the pandemic. The virus spread and lockdown measures have drastically reduced business and […]
23 June 2020

‘Safe Travels’ protocol launched for attractions, car hire and short-term rental

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has unveiled its third phase of measures designed to rebuild global consumer confidence, reduce risk and encourage the return […]
23 June 2020
Take away food

Covid-19: Blessing and curse for the food scene?

In most countries restaurants are opening again, but the outbreak of the global Covid19 pandemic has hit them hard and it will take time for them […]
22 June 2020
Slovenia

Slovenia, Ukraine and Egypt to receive ‘Safe Travels’ stamp

Egypt is the latest in a line of popular destinations around the world to sign up to the world’s first ever global safety and hygiene stamp […]
19 June 2020

Culture in times of Covid-19

The cultural sector across the world is facing a crisis due to COVID-19. The International Council on Museums (ICOM) reported that 95% of the estimated 60,000 […]
17 June 2020
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IATA proposes Covid-19 testing criteria for air travel

On Tuesday June 16th, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) released the proposed criteria for COVID-19 testing during air travel. “If governments were to introduce COVID-19 […]