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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.

11 March 2022

Jeremy Sampson: “It’s been a difficult time but also one of resilience and increased collaboration”

After two years of lockdowns and travel restrictions the world seemed to be opening up. First hit Delta, then Omicron, but as some experts had predicted, […]
3 March 2022

João Leite: “Santarém should be on any traveller’s bucket list”

João Leite is a councillor in Santarém, Portugal, with responsibility for urban revitalisation and tourism. I met him on a November morning at Quinta das Rolas, […]
12 January 2022

Marie Audren: “We can’t underestimate the key role tourism and hospitality have within EU economy”

Two years on and the effects of the pandemic are still being felt in the economy, the health sector, tourism, and people’s psychological well-being. Omicron has […]
9 November 2021

Tourism in Uzbekistan in 2021 and beyond

Tourism has become a strategic pilar of Uzbekistan’s national economy. This Central Asian country welcomed in 2016 2.1 million visitors and before the pandemic, in 2019, […]
14 October 2021

Nicholas Hodac: “The future of sustainable food systems is in our hands”

The 2nd edition of the Farm to Fork Conference starts today in Brussels, an event focusing on the initiatives linked to the EU Farm to Fork […]
22 September 2021

Prihasto Setyanto: “We are leveraging our agriculture practices to be more competitive in the EU market”

A large country with a successful agricultural sector, Indonesia offers an array of food exports including coffee, various tropical fruits, rices, Tempeh products and spices to name […]
6 July 2021

Nicholas Hodac: “European consumers are changing preferences towards more healthier drinks”

Covid-19 has turned the world upside down and challenged different sectors, with the food and drink industry being one of the most affected. Alone in the […]
11 May 2021

Pedro Machado: “In June and July, we may have worrying data regarding unemployment”

Portugal is easing Covid-19 restrictions after a strict two-month lockdown which included shutting schools. Now cafes, museums and shops can receive visitors. It’s a comeback for […]
5 May 2021

Ambassador Yoon Soongu: “As the situation continues to improve in the future we will be ready to welcome foreign tourists”

Belgium and Korea share a long-term friendship, and already in 1901 they signed their first bilateral Treaty of Friendship, Commerce and Navigation. In fact, Belgium was […]
19 April 2021

Eduard Torres: “Barcelona is a safe destination”

I brought the glass of wine to my lips and saw the light pouring in through the foliage, fine beams of gold streaking the grounds of […]
12 April 2021

Gloria Guevara: “We believe we are finally coming to the light at the end of the tunnel”

A year has gone by and the world has not recovered from the effects of the pandemic. Vaccination campaigns across the globe are underway and it […]
29 March 2021

Sophie Lenoir: “Since March 2020, I made around 500 lockdown portraits of Brussels residents”

Sophie Lenoir is a Brussels-based photographer. Since march 2020, Sophie captured around 500 portraits of Brussels residents and gathered the testimonies related to the lockdown of the […]
19 March 2021

Francisco Amaral: “An image of confidence and safety is what we need to give to our tourists”

The Algarve is known to be one of the major touristic hubs in the European continent, welcoming every year millions of visitors. Castro Marim, located in […]
5 March 2021

Nuno Vale: “Madeira was naturally chosen by digital nomads”

Madeira broadened its tourist arrival policy on February 19th: those tourists who present proof of vaccination or recovery from Covid-19 within the last 90 days will […]
3 March 2021

Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes: “We are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel”

Authorities in Macao reported that there hasn’t been a single Covid-19 case in more than six months. The hospitality and tourism sector in the city are […]
15 February 2021

“What’s happening now in the world is a sort of adventure tourism of its own”

Kairat Sadvakassov, the deputy chairman of “Kazakh Tourism” – the tourism board of Kazakhstan, speaks with Travel Tomorrow about his view on upcoming opportunities for modern […]
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