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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.

25 August 2022

British-Belgian Mack Rutherford becomes youngest person to fly solo around the world

Mack Rutherford, a 17 year old Belgian-British teenager, landed in Bulgaria on Wednesday afternoon, becoming the youngest pilot to fly solo around the world. After a […]
25 August 2022

Ambassador Baimukhan: “Kazakhstan has a lot to offer to Belgian tourists”

Margulan Baimukhan was appointed Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the European Union in 2021. Having started his career at Daewoo Electronics, he has served as Deputy Foreign Minister and Ambassador […]
25 August 2022

Travel now, pay later? Economic uncertainty does not reduce people’s wish to travel

Travel is viewed as the highest priority discretionary spend category for the coming 12 months, revealed a study by travel tech company Amadeus. In the ‘Consumer […]
25 August 2022
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What is a ‘Digital Slomad’?

Working in an office once used to be the norm, yet now, it seems like something from a faraway past. Working remotely has been up and […]
25 August 2022

Luxury cars fill Helsinki airport as Russian tourists head to Europe

Porsches, Bentleys, Mercedes and other prestigious brands with Russian license plates have flooded the parking lot of the airport in Helsinki after the Russian invasion of […]
24 August 2022

Extremely low levels of China’s Yangtze river reveal ancient Buddhist statues

The severe drought in China is having unforeseen outcomes. Due to falling water levels in the Yangtze River, a submerged island in the southwestern city of […]
24 August 2022
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People and places are under pressure – and they are fighting back

Tourism is a polluting industry like most others. The shorthand is overtourism, defined as occurring in “destinations where hosts or guests, locals or visitors feel that […]
24 August 2022
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Spanish company proposes a high-speed train connecting Paris-Berlin in only 1 hour

The Spanish company Zeleros works hand in hand with governments, mobility operators, investment funds, industries and researchers to develop the global hyperloop network. 1. Paris-Berlin A […]
24 August 2022

SAS cancels 1,700 flights in September and October

Scandinavian airline SAS has announced that 1,700 of flights will be canceled in the coming months as it struggles to recover from a two-week pilots’ strike […]
23 August 2022

Leisure sailing no longer allowed on Flemish waterways due to drought and high temperatures

From Monday August 22nd, recreational boating are no longer be allowed on waterways with little or no commercial traffic, the agency that manages Flanders’ waterways (De […]
23 August 2022

‘Dopamine travel’ is the next travel trend you should know about

Being happy. That’s what life is all about, isn’t it? Or should be anyway. It’s why we try to find a job that pleases us, it’s […]
23 August 2022

British Airways cancels 10,000 more flights to and from Heathrow

British Airways has announced that it will eliminate 10,000 flights to and from Heathrow between late October and the end of March. The airline said the […]
23 August 2022

68% of Brits plan to travel despite inflation and rising fuel costs, study shows

A new study conducted by Tripadvisor reveals that three in five Britons believe inflation will impact the way they travel. On August 16th, the travel company […]
23 August 2022

Australia vote to restore Fraser Island’s traditional name ‘K’gari’

Fraser Island is an amazingly unique and beautiful island located in Australia’s south east Queensland, and the government is seeking public opinion on officially restoring the […]
23 August 2022

Spotify and easyJet launch campaign offering travel recommendations based on music choices

Spotify is partnering with easyJet to launch a new campaign, ‘Listen & Book’, which offers travellers the opportunity to get personalized travel recommendations based on their […]
23 August 2022
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Are tourist taxes a good idea to fight overtourism?

Many popular destinations are imposing a tourist tax, which is believed to help manage overtourism. 1. Tourist taxes The concept of taxing tourists is gaining support […]
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