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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.

6 April 2022

Sweden lifts all travel restrictions linked to Covid-19

The ban on entry to Sweden from countries outside the EU/EEA has ceased to apply as of April 1st, 2022. This also means that the requirement […]
6 April 2022

Will your city be the capital of smart tourism in 2023?

Cities across Europe are competing for recognition for their outstanding achievements as tourism destinations.  1. European Capital of Smart Tourism The European Commission’s initiative dubbed European […]
5 April 2022

Tourism begins to revive in New York

The gradual return of tourists to New York City is accelerating the recovery of small businesses – many of them family-owned stores – that collectively employ […]
5 April 2022

Resilience: Domestic Tourism Matters

Covid has stopped us travelling and holidaying for many months over the last two years, but whenever lockdowns were eased, we have been able to travel […]
5 April 2022

Ryanair estimates losses of up to 400 million euros

Low-cost carrier Ryanair has estimated the loss for the year that ended on 31 March between 350 and 400 million euros. In January, the airline was […]
5 April 2022

India resumes international commercial flights

Last March 27, India officially lifted the restriction on international itinerary flights that had been in place since March 19th, 2020. Airlines in the region had […]
5 April 2022

Airlines’ April Fools, jokes or aspirations?

April Fools has just passed and, although nobody knows exactly how the tradition started, it is common around the world to play practical jokes on your […]
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
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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 […]
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