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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 September 2020

A paradigm shift from quantity to quality tourism: Interview with Visit Flanders’ Marketing Director Elke Dens

The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted the world’s social and economic engines. With travel restrictions in place, tourism has been one of the sectors that’s suffered the […]
24 September 2020

Covid-19: one positive passenger can infect 15 others during a flight

According to a new study published by the American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on 2 March, one Covid-19 positive person infected a large […]
24 September 2020

Ryanair’s 24 h deal: “Buy one get one free”

Today, for the first time in Ryanair history the company is launching a ‘Buy One Get One Free’ offer. This deal will be available on 1,600 […]
24 September 2020

Airbus announces 3 new concepts for world’s first zero-emission flight

Proving their ambition to lead the way in the decarbonisation of the aviation industry, Airbus has revealed three new concepts for the world’s first zero-emission commercial […]
24 September 2020

“EU must act to save 22 million jobs,” says MEPs on Tourism Committee

Members of Parliament’s Tourism Task Force reiterate that the tourism sector needs more coordination at EU level, as well as substantial support to give SMEs a […]
24 September 2020

“The crisis is an opportunity to foster a more resilient industry” says Emirates’ Jean-Pierre Martin

Jean-Pierre Martin, General manager Emirates Belgium and Luxembourg, communicated with the European press and stated that Emirates’ approach was based on a three-pronged plan of action. […]
23 September 2020

IATA proposes mandatory Covid-19 test before departure

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for the development of rapid, accurate and affordable COVID-19 testing for all passengers before boarding a plane as an […]
23 September 2020

Covid-19: Belgium will soon allow travel to red-zone destinations

Starting from this Friday, September 25th, travelling to a red-zone destination from Belgium will no longer be forbidden. Sanctions (such as fines) will no longer be […]
22 September 2020

Could China be the place of rebirth for Thomas Cook?

One year ago tour operator Thomas Cook collapsed, leaving 150,000 holidaymakers stranded abroad. It had been in a joint venture partnership with the Chinese-based Fosun Tourism […]
22 September 2020

Single European Sky: for a more sustainable and resilient air traffic management

Today, the European Commission is proposing an upgrade of the Single European Sky regulatory framework which comes on the heels of the European Green Deal. The objective is […]
22 September 2020

WTTC celebrates as 100 destinations get the Safe Travels stamp

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) announced that in just three months, 100 destinations are now using its ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, with the Philippines becoming […]
22 September 2020

Complex customer journey:
Safety has become key for the tourism sector

In the travel and tourism sector, our customers take a real journey. The concept means something very different in other sectors. Oxford Strategic Marketing developed the concept for […]
21 September 2020

Short Term Holiday Rentals: European cities seek EU cooperation

The cities alliance engaged in regulating Short Term Holiday Rentals (STHR), met on Thursday September 17th with the European Commission Executive Vice-President, Margrethe Vestager. The mayors […]
21 September 2020

Public Space: Rethinking life in the city after Covid-19

According to the UN, 54% of the world’s population lives in cities, a proportion that is expected to increase to 68% by 2050. Urban centers are […]
21 September 2020

ETC joins unprecedented industry appeal to European Commission to restore travel in EU

The European Travel Commission (ETC) together with over 20 travel and tourism bodies as well as unions across Europe united today in an unprecedented call for […]
21 September 2020

Norwegian committed to reduce CO2 emissions by 45 percent

On September 17th, Norwegian Air Shuttle has launched a new environmental sustainability strategy beginning immediately. Some of its goals are to cut CO2 emissions by 45 […]
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