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.

5 April 2022

EU is looking for the 2023 European Destination of Excellency

The European Commission has launched the European Destination of Excellence (EDEN) 2023 competition. This initiative rewards the best achievements in sustainable tourism and green transition practices […]
5 April 2022
Plane cabin

Cost of flying continues to be on the rise

Flight and hotel company Hopper has released its quarterly index revealing that airfare continues to be on the rise in the first quarter of 2022. Current […]
4 April 2022

Cars could be an urban design flaw regardless of their energy source

Worried about climate change, as well as the quality of life of their inhabitants, cities have been implementing car free zones, especially in the centres. Although […]
4 April 2022

Tourism and the ability to innovate

1. The universe of the Tourism sector is mainly composed of micro, small and medium-sized companies, primarily inserted in an ecosystem of hotels, bars, and restaurants. […]
4 April 2022

Marketing visuals do not align with new travelers’ tastes, says Getty Images

Visual marketing plays an important role in grabbing the attention of travelers, many of whom take inspiration from Instagram. Despite the importance of visuals, some brands […]
4 April 2022

EU to do ‘whatever it takes’ to build back solar energy manufacturing

More solar panels need to be built in Europe to reduce dependency on Russian gas, says the EU. Last Thursday, EU’s energy commissioner Kadri Simson said […]
4 April 2022

Russian military responsible for GPS jamming in Europe, warns EASA

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is warning about the interference caused by the Russian military in several geographical areas. Faced with this situation, airlines, airports […]
4 April 2022

What measures has European Tourism taken to help Ukraine’s refugees?

The European Travel Commission (ETC) stands in solidarity with Ukraine and remains ready to support the Ukrainian people fleeing conflict. The ETC praises the ongoing efforts of its […]
4 April 2022

Brussels Airport is expecting almost 1 million passengers during the Easter holidays

This year’s Easter holiday period has officially begun and, during the 2 weeks from Friday 1 April to Sunday 17 April, Brussels Airport is expecting more […]
4 April 2022

Ready for a flight from London to Sydney in four hours?

NASA has been working on a new supersonic aircraft, as well as Boeing and Rolls-Royce. The project has been named ‘Sabre’ (Synergetic Air Breathing Rocket Engine), […]
1 April 2022

Belgian embarkation tax exposes lack of environmental ambition

Let’s clarify one thing; the aviation sector wants to become and will become greener. The Belgian aviation industry has been making efforts for more than 20 […]
1 April 2022

Shift from short-haul to rail brings limited benefits, study says

Transport, especially aviation, has come under increased scrutiny due to the global necessity of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and achieving EU and global targets. A […]
1 April 2022

Ljubljana’s historic centre has been a car free paradise for over a decade

In an effort to reduce emissions, as well as to provide a safer and more pleasant environment for inhabitants and tourists alike, cities around the world […]
1 April 2022

The journey to net zero emissions for travel accommodations

“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it,” Robert Swan once said. And, in this one brilliant sentence, he […]
1 April 2022
British Airways

British Airways announces ‘breakthrough moment’ with first SAF delivery

British Airways has become the first airline to use sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) produced by UK-based company Phillips 66 Limited. The airline becomes the first one […]
31 March 2022

European Airline CEOs call for urgent action to assist aviation recovery and support decarbonisation

Two years since the Covid-19 pandemic began in Europe, and five weeks after the outbreak of war in Ukraine, Airlines for Europe (A4E) CEOs are navigating […]
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