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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.

24 May 2022

Heatwave in Spain breaks record temperatures for May

Spain is experiencing a heat wave in the middle of May, 30 days before the start of summer. On Thursday May 19th, the Generalitat of Catalonia […]
23 May 2022
British Airways

UK travelers grow wary as British Airways workers announce a potential summer holiday strike

With the European summer holiday season around the corner, the Unite and GMB unions have called a meeting of British Airways check-in and ground staff to […]
23 May 2022

War in Ukraine hampers Latvia’s plans for tourism recovery

Once a vibrant destination for northern European cruises and for the youth to enjoy a cheap nigh out, Riga is today struggling to attract tourists, with […]
23 May 2022

Belgium scraps face masks and testing for travelling

Travelling to and from Belgium will become a lot easier. Since yesterday, the country lifted the mandatory use of face masks and a series of travelling […]
23 May 2022

Saudi Arabia to invest $1 trillion in its tourism industry

Saudi Arabia will spend 1 trillion dollars over a decade to promote itself as a leisure tourist destination and achieve the ambitious goal of attracting 100 […]
23 May 2022

Ryanair summer flights at threat as unions in Europe plan strikes

Trade unions are threatening to carry out European-wide cabin crew strike actions at Ryanair in the next weeks if the low-cost airline does not open to […]
23 May 2022

Belgian teenage pilot lands in Nairobi amid record-setting flight attempt

On Wednesday May 18, Belgian-British pilot Mack Rutherford landed his plane in Kenya. Mack—a 16-year-old boy who is on a quest to become the youngest pilot […]
23 May 2022

Schengen visa application to soon go digital for millions of visitors

The European Commission has announced plans to digitize the Schengen visa application process, making it faster and easier for non-EU citizens to apply for visas to […]
23 May 2022

Portugal has the EU’s highest 2022 growth projection and tourism is playing a key role

The European Commissioner for the Economy, Paolo Gentiloni, has announced that the reopening of international tourism is contributing to the projection of a 5.8% growth in […]
23 May 2022

Mayor of Lisbon calls on new airport to be built to speed up tourism recovery

The Mayor of Lisbon, Carlos Moedas, wants a new airport on the Portuguese capital to help cope with the recovery of tourism. 1. Airport queues Moedas’ […]
20 May 2022

What’s it like to live in the Tower of London?

There are some buildings in life we, the general public, only get to wonder at from a distance. Literally or figuratively. Because even if you may […]
20 May 2022

5 eco-friendly ways to pack your lunch

Most of us will remember how once, when we were still children and going to school, our parents used to make us lunch every day. Often, […]
19 May 2022

Transparency Matters: progress at last

Later this year, we shall mark the 20th anniversary of the Cape Town Declaration on Responsible Tourism in Destinations. The conference, held alongside the World Summit […]
19 May 2022

How often can you get Covid-19?

Although science has made significant progress to understand the ways in which Covid-19 behaves, there is still a lot of research to be done. With the […]
19 May 2022

Thalys to stop operating low-cost IZY trains from July

After six years of operating the low-cost trains IZY, Thalys will stop the service as of 10 July. The cheaper, albeit slower, option from the French-Belgian […]
18 May 2022

European travel and tourism calls for free movement of travellers within and into Europe

The European Tourism Manifesto alliance (ETM), the voice of the travel and tourism sector in Europe, welcomes the ongoing progress of the revision of the EU […]
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