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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.

23 August 2022

Leisure sailing no longer allowed on Flemish waterways due to drought and high temperatures

From Monday August 22nd, recreational boating are no longer be allowed on waterways with little or no commercial traffic, the agency that manages Flanders’ waterways (De […]
23 August 2022

‘Dopamine travel’ is the next travel trend you should know about

Being happy. That’s what life is all about, isn’t it? Or should be anyway. It’s why we try to find a job that pleases us, it’s […]
23 August 2022

British Airways cancels 10,000 more flights to and from Heathrow

British Airways has announced that it will eliminate 10,000 flights to and from Heathrow between late October and the end of March. The airline said the […]
23 August 2022

68% of Brits plan to travel despite inflation and rising fuel costs, study shows

A new study conducted by Tripadvisor reveals that three in five Britons believe inflation will impact the way they travel. On August 16th, the travel company […]
23 August 2022

Australia vote to restore Fraser Island’s traditional name ‘K’gari’

Fraser Island is an amazingly unique and beautiful island located in Australia’s south east Queensland, and the government is seeking public opinion on officially restoring the […]
23 August 2022

Spotify and easyJet launch campaign offering travel recommendations based on music choices

Spotify is partnering with easyJet to launch a new campaign, ‘Listen & Book’, which offers travellers the opportunity to get personalized travel recommendations based on their […]
23 August 2022
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Are tourist taxes a good idea to fight overtourism?

Many popular destinations are imposing a tourist tax, which is believed to help manage overtourism. 1. Tourist taxes The concept of taxing tourists is gaining support […]
23 August 2022

Two Ethiopian Airlines pilots fall asleep in mid-flight and miss landing

On Monday August 15th, two pilots from Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s largest airline, fell asleep in mid-flight while flying from Khartoum, Kenya, to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The […]
22 August 2022

Dubai eases Covid-19 entry requirements for unvaccinated teens

The Gulf City has loosed its Covid-19 entry rules for unvaccinated children, making it easier for them to visit the country. Previously, unvaccinated teens aged between […]
22 August 2022

Portugal to boost green hydrogen production with €10 million grant for Fusion Fuel

A Portuguese-based company developing green hydrogen solutions received a €10 million grant to expand the production of green hydrogen — defined as hydrogen produced by splitting […]
22 August 2022

Tourists fined for surfing in Venice’s Grand Canal

Two tourists were fined for surfing along Venice’s Grand Canal. 1. Disrespecting World Heritage Apparently riding eFoils — electric surfboards raised out of the water on […]
22 August 2022
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Estonia calls on EU to ban Russian tourists

While Estonia is ready to ban Russian tourists, Germany and Portugal stand against the decision. 1. Estonia backs Zelensky’s call Following Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelensky’s call […]
22 August 2022

Wizz Air suspends relaunch of flights to Russia amid growing criticism and calls for boycott

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi has suspended plans to resume flights to Moscow amid mounting criticism over its decision to relaunch the route. The airline said the […]
22 August 2022

More than 200 European cities could be fully connected by a network of night trains

Night trains are making a strong comeback in the face of urgent action to curb climate change. According to Euronews, aviation generates nearly 14% of the […]
22 August 2022

The foremost transport challenges to be discussed in Lisbon from 14 to 17 November 2022

The Transport Research Arena (TRA) is the foremost European transport event that covers all transport modes and aspects of mobility. It has been organised every two […]
19 August 2022

A travel company is offering guided tours to war zones in Ukraine

A travel company called Visit Ukraine has launched a campaign to bring tourists to some of the zones affected by the war in Ukraine. In an […]
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