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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 February 2022

Former British Airways Boeing 747 bought for £1 and turned into a ‘party plane’

The pandemic has caused airlines to bring forward the retirement of different aircraft. British Airways, for instance, hastened the decomissioning of its Boeing 747s, even those […]
3 February 2022

Plane nearly topples over while landing against strong winds at Heathrow

A British Airways plane was on the brink of tragedy after high winds in the UK made it difficult to land at Heathrow Airport. The plane, […]
2 February 2022

Time to get real on rail ticketing

For many years and almost as many Brussels political cycles, the modal shift of passenger transport from air to rail has been a political priority for […]
2 February 2022

EasyJet to recruit 1,000 pilots over the next 5 years

EasyJet announced plans to recruit 1,000 pilots over the next 5 years. The British airline is betting on gender parity and said it hopes to attract […]
2 February 2022

New research shows travel restrictions in the EU had little or no impact on the spread of omicron

ACI EUROPE (Airports Council International) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged European Governments to lift all travel restrictions for fully vaccinated/recovered individuals holding a […]
2 February 2022

WHO report reveals tons of extra health care waste due to Covid-19

Tens of thousands of tonnes of extra medical waste from the response to the Covid-19 pandemic has put tremendous strain on health care waste management systems […]
2 February 2022

Morocco is lifting its ban on international flights and reopening to tourists

1. Opening up Morocco announced it will lift its ban on international flights as of 7 February allowing tourists back in the country after more than […]
2 February 2022

Responsible Tourism is an inclusive movement

Responsible Tourism is a very broad movement, resulting from developments in the late 1990s when the UK’s Association of Independent Tour Operators adopted a commitment to […]
2 February 2022

European air traffic to reach near pre-pandemic levels in 2022

Air traffic is expected to rebound back to pre-pandemic levels, reaching between 70% to 90% of 2019 levels by the end of 2022. The predictions are […]
2 February 2022

1 in 3 believes ‘normal’ travel will not happen before 2024, reveals Travel Tomorrow’s poll

The Omicron variant arrived and the world risked paralyzing again. Over the holiday period, several flights were cancelled for a variety of reasons: members of the […]
1 February 2022

Insect infestations kept planes from taking off from Heathrow

A recent report revealed that an incident with insect infestations obliged several airplanes to remain on the ground at Heathrow airport in 2021. In total, 8 […]
1 February 2022

Ireland eases Covid-19 measures ahead of St. Patrick’s Day

On Friday January 21st, the Irish Government announced that it was easing the pandemic restrictions. It is package of measures that will allow travelers to explore […]
1 February 2022

Spain to create a new digital nomad visa to attract remote workers

The Government of Spain is developing a new visa for digital nomads. A permit that will authorize people to work remotely for foreign companies and reside […]
1 February 2022

Intentions to travel long-haul to Europe in 2022 has begun to improve, reveals ETC barometer

Long-haul travel was a key driver of growth for the European tourism sector in the years before the Covid-19 pandemic but has been severely impacted since […]
31 January 2022

Philippines to reopen in February to vaccinated foreign tourists

Starting February 10, tourists vaccinated against Covid-19 will be able to visit the Philippines again, announced the Philippine government on January 28. Unvaccinated travelers will be […]
31 January 2022

Brussels Airlines used all state aid to survive the Covid-19 crisis

Brussels Airlines,  Belgium’s national carrier, used all Belgian state aid to survive the Covid-19 crisis, declared Belgian Finance Minister Vincent Van Peteghem. The state aid was […]
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