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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.

7 March 2022

Hawaii to lift vaccination and quarantine requirements from March 26

On March 1st, Governor David Ige announced that Hawaii’s Safe Travels program for domestic travelers will come to a close on Friday, March 25, 2022. According […]
7 March 2022

What Russia’s invasion of Ukraine means for the travel industry

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is having a substantial impact on the political, economic and trade spheres worldwide. Uncertainty, mobility restrictions and higher energy prices are putting […]
7 March 2022

Covid Safe Ticket and masks phased out in Belgium from March 7

Belgium’s Consultative Committee met on Friday March 4th and determined that as of Monday, March 7th, the corona barometer will be changed to code yellow. Among […]
4 March 2022

Saudi Arabia unveils new mountain tourism destination Trojena in Neom

The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, has just unveiled the project for a new global mountain tourism destination. The Trojena complex, estimated to […]
4 March 2022

Press Club Brussels Europe turns into ‘Kyiv Press Club’

The Press Club Brussels Europe launched yesterday the “We are Kyiv Press Club” initiative together with the press clubs of Paris, Warsaw and Geneva in solidarity […]
4 March 2022

Commission approves €7 million for Slovenian airlines affected by Covid-19

After the havoc caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, Slovenian airlines will benefit from a second round of EU financial support totalling €7 million. 1. State aid […]
4 March 2022

How Disney movie ‘Frozen’ led the tiny village of Hallstatt to an overtourism situation

The tiny Austrian village of Hallstatt has been rumoured to be an inspiration for the fairytale kingdom Arendelle in Disney’s Frozen film series. The scenic beauty […]
3 March 2022

Airspace bans cause hours of extra flight time and increased operating costs

Since Sunday, the European Union airspace has been closed to “any plane owned, chartered or otherwise controlled by a Russian legal or natural person” and, as […]
3 March 2022

“90% of the coral reefs could disappear within 50 years” estimates the Lisbon Oceanarium

The Lisbon Oceanarium is currently working hard on the acquisition of knowledge regarding the reproduction cycle of species, such as corals and the fish that live […]
3 March 2022

Only 15% of the world’s coastlines remain untouched

Earlier this week, a disturbing study was released by the IPCC or Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Bottom line of the international research? “Human-induced climate change […]
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, […]
3 March 2022

New map of the night sky reveals 4.4 million galaxies

A new map of the night sky has just been released for the first time. The photo, which was released by scientists at Durham University, shows […]
3 March 2022

Airbus to conduct tests of hydrogen-fueled engine on A380 jet

Airbus is betting on the use of hydrogen and has just announced that it will begin developing the technology to have its first aircraft in service […]
2 March 2022

President Biden announces closure of US airspace to Russian aircraft

In his State of the Union speech from 1 March, US President Joe Biden addressed the on-going Ukraine-Russia war and, following the model of the European […]
2 March 2022

Air passenger numbers to fully recover by 2024, estimates IATA

In a press release from 1 March, The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced it expects air passenger numbers to fully recover to pre-Covid-19 levels by […]
2 March 2022

Wildfires will double by the end of the century and we are not prepared

Almost every region in the world has been confronted with wildfires, especially just in the past year. California, Greece, Portugal and Australia are just the best-known […]
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