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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 June 2022

Blue Origin’s NS-21 crew in awe after first flight into space

On Saturday June 4th, Blue Origin‘s New Shepard spacecraft carried six new tourists into space in a ten-minute flight that marked the fifth successful manned mission […]
9 June 2022

6 countries join forces for a European cycling strategy

Bicycles are becoming an ever more important mode of transportation. Six European countries pushed the EU to take action on mobility and deliver a cycling strategy […]
9 June 2022

Aeroflot plans to get $3 billion for big aircraft order

Aeroflot has been under a lot of pressure lately.  Firstly, because passenger numbers are still 33% lower compared to pre-pandemic levels and, secondly, because of the […]
9 June 2022

Eurozone tourism to enjoy a strong year despite high inflation

According to a new report by Oxford Economics, tourism continues to enjoy a strong year despite high inflation. Oxford Economics’ Tourism Tracker shows that overnight stays […]
9 June 2022

New ETC research explores consumer travel attitudes and expectations to drive recovery

As travel restrictions are eased globally and the European tourism sector bounces back from the Covid19 pandemic, countries are finally seeing a significant rebound in tourist […]
9 June 2022

Belgium’s first ‘turbo traffic square’ inaugurated near Ghent

Belgium’s first “turbo square” has been inaugurated outside of Ghent, as reported by Belgian news outlet VRT. The turbo square is like a roundabout except that […]
9 June 2022

Ryanair accused of racism after requiring South Africans to prove nationality with a test in Afrikaans

Ryanair is being accused of racism after having asked South African passengers to fill out a test form in Afrikaans to prove their nationality. The measure, […]
9 June 2022

Brussels Airlines cancels 148 flights this summer

Brussels Airlines is cancelling 148 flights from this summer in an attempt to ease the workload for staff members. “Our staff has expressed concern that the […]
8 June 2022

Greenpeace accuses Europe’s airlines of greenwashing

On the road towards decarbonisation, every sector is announcing measures to reduce its carbon footprint. Despite a plethora of pledges by the aviation sector, its green […]
8 June 2022

It is time to apply for a 2022 Responsible Tourism Award

If you are a business or destination and you have taken responsibility to make tourism better in a way that fits one of this year’s categories […]
8 June 2022

Free water fountains now available at Brussels Airport

There are now free water fountains at Brussels Airport after the activist group “Free Tap Water In Belgium” conducted an intensive campaigned aimed at the reduction […]
8 June 2022

Higher number of bags being mishandled as international travel resumes

A new report by aviation technology provider SITA reveals that mishandled bags increased by 24% to 4.35 bags per thousand passengers as international travel resumes. The […]
7 June 2022

85% of Europe’s bathing waters have excellent quality standards

With the summer around the corner, the latest report from the European Environment Agency (EEA) is inviting swimmers to enjoy the excellent bathing waters in Europe. […]
7 June 2022

Disabled person left on the plane at Gatwick Airport

A quadriplegic passenger who landed at Gatwick Airport on Saturday was left waiting for airport staff to assist her off the plane over one and a […]
7 June 2022

Brussels Airlines threatened by pilots’ 3-day strike at the end of the month

The unions representing the Brussels Airlines pilots (SETCa/BBTK, CNE/ACV-Puls, ACLVB/CGSLB) and the airline’s management are having a reconciliation meeting today, the result of which could dictate […]
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 […]
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