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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.

13 July 2021

Space tourism: How much would you pay to fly like Richard Branson?

On Sunday July 11, the billionaire and founder of Virgin, Richard Branson, made history by becoming the world’s first space tourist, as he has always envisioned. […]
13 July 2021

Brussels test event called a ‘medical success’

A test event organised on Saturday 3rd July at La Madeleine, an event hall in Brussels, has been named a ‘medical success’. Following the party there […]
13 July 2021

Montreal encourages people to work outdoors by installing 23 free working spaces

In a new project called Îlots d’été, Montreal is encouraging its residents to work outdoors by installing 23 brand-new outdoor workspaces around the city. 1. The […]
13 July 2021

Taking responsibility has commercial value

WTM, London has launched a Platform for Change to facilitate the sharing of solutions to the diverse challenges of sustainability. The Responsible Tourism agenda is broad […]
13 July 2021

“World won’t recover from the pandemic until 2023,” says Joseph Borrell

European Union diplomacy chief Josep Borrell said today that “the world as a whole” will not overcome the pandemic before 2023, although Europe is already “coming […]
12 July 2021

Woman duct-taped to her seat after she panicked and tried to open the door mid-flight

A woman passenger on American Airlines Flight 1774 to Charlotte, North Carolina, was strapped to her seat after she tried to open the door to exit […]
12 July 2021

Global emissions fell to 1965 levels in Europe due to Covid-19 lockdowns

In 2020, primary energy consumption and carbon emissions from energy consumption recorded the fastest drop ever since the Second World War, according to data released by […]
12 July 2021

Belgian pharmacies now perform Covid-19 tests for travellers

From today, people in Belgium in need of a Covid-19 test for reasons including travel and festivals, can now take a rapid antigen in more than […]
12 July 2021

Mauritius reopens to tourists on 15th July

The island of Mauritius off the southeast coast of Africa has announced its gradual reopening following months of closed borders due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The […]
12 July 2021

Digital tools to revitalize tourism

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) continues to energize the restart of tourism based on sustainability and innovation. An agreement with MUST Travel & Tech places a […]
12 July 2021

Hawaii struggles with overtourism

As travel becomes increasingly possible, Maui in the US state of Hawaii is already experiencing problems with too many people visiting the destination. At a recent […]
12 July 2021

29% of all destinations continue to keep their borders closed for international tourism

According to the figures from the latest edition of the Travel Restrictions Report from the United Nations, it has been shown that since June 1, 29% […]
12 July 2021

New report shows considerable impact of the pandemic on global economy

Asia Pacific was the region hit hardest by the Covid-19 pandemic according to the new annual Economic Trends Report from the World Travel & Tourism Council […]
9 July 2021

European Covid-19 map puts Portugal and most of Spain on red

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has released its updated travel map, which shows all of Portugal and most of Spain as having […]
9 July 2021

Bullet train starts operating in Tibet

China’s state-owned railroad company has just inaugurated a high-speed train line in Tibet, nicknamed the “roof of the world”, with a 435-kilometer route that runs 90% […]
8 July 2021

A World for Travel. Évora Forum will take place this September

The organisers of the ‘A World for Travel – Évora Forum,’ the new annual sustainable travel industry event, have confirmed that for this year’s conference will […]
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