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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.

3 December 2021

Flying taxis in Rome could become a reality by 2024

How about arriving by air taxi to your hotel in the center of Rome? By 2024 it will be possible, German startup Volocopter has announced. If […]
3 December 2021

Beloved Brussels fries shop gets a face lift

The refreshed Tabora “friterie” or fries shop, located on the Rue de Laeken in downtown Brussels, has opened its new shop on Monday, November 30th. The […]
2 December 2021

From Madrid to Samarkand: UNWTO bets on a more a resilient, inclusive and sustainable tourism

The Member States of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) have strongly aligned themselves behind its leadership and vision for the sector. Coming together for the 24th […]
2 December 2021

Another European ski season could be hanging in the balance

Demand for ski trips in Europe is expected to take a hit this year due to rising Covid-19 cases, according to GlobalData, which notes that these […]
2 December 2021

Luggage company Bounce names world’s best and worst airlines in 2021

The surge in Covid-19 cases this fall has put several European governments on their guard, with many tightening their health measures. And that was before the […]
2 December 2021

The skiing season in Europe has arrived

Snow lovers are in luck because one of their favorite seasons of the year is starting: many ski resorts in France, Spain and Italy have officially […]
2 December 2021

European Tourism Manifesto Alliance calls on the EU to keep protecting and ensuring the freedom of movement

70 travel and tourism organizations have expressed their support to any effort, based on scientific evidence, to keep protecting and ensuring the freedom of movement and […]
2 December 2021

UK tightens its travel rules amid Omicron contagion fears

On Saturday November 27th, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced new restrictions to try to combat the new Omicron variant. The new rules include wearing masks […]
1 December 2021

The unnecessary images you keep are releasing tonnes of CO2

New research conducted by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has revealed that the amount of storage necessary for all the photos that people in […]
1 December 2021

Brussels Airport handled 750 million vaccines over one year

Since the worldwide first vaccine flight that took off from Brussels Airport on 27 November 2020, more than 750 million vaccines have been shipped through the […]
1 December 2021

Airbus A340 lands in Antarctica for the first time in history

For the first time in history, an Airbus A340 has landed on a runway of Antarctic blue glacial ice. The company behind the landing of this […]
1 December 2021

Portugal to impose a 20,000€ fine for airlines carrying passengers without tests

Portuguese authorities have announced that as of December 1st, airlines that transport passengers without a valid Covid-19 test would incur a fine of up to 20,000 […]
30 November 2021

Scotland’s adoption of Responsible Tourism gathers momentum

Today is St Andrew’s Day, the feast day of Andrew the Apostle. St Andrew officially became the patron saint of Scotland when the country’s independence was […]
30 November 2021

Brussels Airport launches ‘Stargate project’ for a greener aviation

Brussels Airport’s Stargate project for greener aviation has been launched officially.Over the next five years the Belgian hub will be working with a consortium of 21 […]
30 November 2021

This is Lufthansa’s new luxury airplane

Lufthansa has presented the Explorer, a new pioneering cabin design for long-haul aircraft. 383 million euros is the amount the company estimates it will need to […]
30 November 2021

New report shows Airbnb travel supports 345 000 EU jobs

A new report released by Oxford Economics shows the positive impact of travel on Airbnb in the European Union, and the unique benefits this generates for families and […]
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