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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.

10 October 2022

What is sleep tourism?

Going abroad to take care of your body and mind is a well known concept. Going on a trip to improve one’s sleep habits is, however, […]
10 October 2022
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US tourist throws 2000-year-old Vatican artefacts on the floor

An American-Egyptian tourist has damaged two 2000-year-old sculptures in the Vatican’s Museo Chiaramonti. Il Messagero newspaper reported that around lunchtime last Wednesday a man demanded to […]
10 October 2022

Possible arson devastates Easter Island’s beloved Moai figures

A wildfire has damaged Easter Island’s iconic Polynesian ‘Moai’ statues and over 100 hectares of UNESCO World Heritage land, according to officials’ statements. News outlets are […]
10 October 2022

UN aviation body reveals long-term aviation climate goal

After years of talks, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a body of the United Nations, reached a long-term aviation climate goal of net-zero by 2050. […]
10 October 2022

Spain is the only European country keeping Covid entry rules

Most European Union/European Economic Area countries have lifted their special entry rules and measures for summer 2022, allowing arrivals from almost any country without restrictions from […]
10 October 2022

Hong Kong to offer 500,000 free airline tickets to restart tourism

Hong Kong plans to give away 500,000 airline tickets, worth the equivalent of HK$2 billion ($254.8 million). The decision was confirmed to CNN by a spokesperson […]
10 October 2022

Tourism industry in Spain could be impacted by EU’s green travel plan

Making commercial aviation greener comes at a price. In Spain, tax increases could bring a reduction of 11 million international tourists, a 1.6% reduction in GDP […]
7 October 2022

Cars should be able to recharge every 60 km by 2026 in the EU

The Transport and Tourism Committee adopted a draft negotiating mandate, under the Fit for 55 package, on the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure by 36 votes […]
7 October 2022

How to make space sustainable by tackling space debris

Space has been the ultimate frontier until manned spaceflights ventured to the unknown. Today, nearly 5 thousand satellites orbit around the Earth and commercial space tourism […]
6 October 2022

Chile to create a national park in the driest desert in the world

Chile is creating a national park in the driest desert in the world. The Atacama Desert is one of the sunniest places on Earth. On average, […]
6 October 2022

Air traffic recovery showed continued momentum through peak summer season

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced passenger data for August 2022 showing continued momentum in the air travel recovery. Total traffic in August 2022, measured […]
6 October 2022

Flying taxi completes its first piloted flight

Over the weekend of the 24th and 25th of September, Vertical Aerospace saw its VX4 eVTOL (electric vertical take-off and landing) aircraft take off from the […]
6 October 2022

Which Belgian city is the safest?

Even though feeling safe somewhere might well be one of the biggest conditions to be happy with where you live, for a lot of us, it […]
6 October 2022

Wealthy US tourists return to Europe, boosting the travel retail sector

After two years of travel restrictions, international arrivals are almost back to pre-pandemic levels. Notably, US tourists are returning to their travel habits, going to multiple […]
6 October 2022

TAP against the increase in airport fees proposed by ANA Airports of Portugal

TAP has criticized the initiative to increase airport charges led by ANA (Airports of Portugal) In a statement, the airline noted that the measure would be […]
5 October 2022

Morocco lifts all remaining Covid-19 restrictions

Authorities in Morocco have decided to end the restrictions imposed at the borders to prevent the spread of Covid-19, announced the National Airports Office (ONDA). This […]
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