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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 June 2022

Indonesia lifts Covid-19 test requirement for vaccinated travelers

On May 17th, the President of Indonesia Joko Widodo announced that the country no longer requires vaccinated travelers to present a negative Covi-19 test upon entering […]
7 June 2022

European Commission adds another Russian airline to the EU Air Safety List

On June 1st, the European Commission updated the current EU Air Safety List, which is the list of airlines that are subject to an operating ban […]
7 June 2022

Spain drops all Covid entry restrictions for Schengen travellers

Authorities in Spain have removed all Covid-related restrictions for travelers coming from the EU or Schengen area from the 2nd of June. As of that date, […]
7 June 2022

International tourism continues to recover at a strong pace with Europe leading

Tourism continues to recover at a strong pace. Globally, destinations welcomed almost three times as many international arrivals in the first quarter of 2022 as in […]
6 June 2022

New York’s LaGuardia airport $8 billion makeover revealed

LaGuardia airport in New York City celebrated its $8 billion reconstruction last Wednesday.  The airport now includes a 1.3 million-square foot Delta Air Lines terminal—the largest […]
6 June 2022

High speed direct train to connect Paris and Berlin from December 2023

With the occasion of celebrating 15 years of partnership, the two major European railways SNCF and Deutsche Bahn (DB) announced the introduction of a high speed […]
6 June 2022

KLM passengers not allowed to board flights to Amsterdam over Pentecost weekend

At the end of Saturday afternoon, 4 June, KLM was “regrettably compelled” to decide that passengers at European destinations would no longer be allowed to board […]
6 June 2022

Dubai named top global destination for business events

Dubai was named the top global destination for association meetings in 2021, a report of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) reveals. The new ICCA […]
6 June 2022

Venice postpones tourist tax until 2023

The implementation of the tourist tax to enter Venice has been postponed until 2023. Authorities had stated that the new tax and reservation system would come […]
6 June 2022

The Flemish Cycling City of 2022 title awarded to Mechelen

The city of Mechelen has been awarded the title of Cycling City 2022 by the Flemish Minister of Mobility and Public Works Lydia Peeters and the […]
6 June 2022

Kazakh airlines no longer banned from flying to Europe

On June 1st, the Air Safety Committee of the European Commissions published its official verdict concerning aviation authorities and airline companies in Kazakhstan, according to Kazakhstan’s […]
3 June 2022

Automotive industry claims e-fuel could be a potential complement to e-mobility

Ahead of next week’s vote of the European Parliament to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions and achieve climate neutrality by 2050, under the Renewable Energy Directive, […]
3 June 2022

Ryanair warns passengers up to 200 flights a day might be disrupted over the summer

Ryanair has warned passengers to get to the airport at least 3 hours before departure, ahead of foreseen disruptions over the summer season caused by strike […]
3 June 2022

World Bicycle Day 2022: How will the bicycle shape our future?

The bicycle is not new. As a technology, it has helped people travel more quickly, efficiently and for longer distances for over 200 years. However, the […]
3 June 2022

US travel industry presses White House to scrap pre-travel testing

US airlines and travel industry are pushing the White House to end pre-travel testing for vaccinated international travellers. 1. Pre-testing to fly to the US While […]
3 June 2022

The Transport Research Arena conference comes to Lisbon this year

The eyes of European transport and mobility will be set in Lisbon this fall. From the 14th to the 17th of November, the Transport Research Arena […]