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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.

16 January 2023

Why granting rivers a legal personhood matters

The Magpie River has become the first river in Canada to be granted legal personhood. On February 23rd, 2021, the Alliance for the Protection of the […]
14 December 2022

Can Travel & Tourism industry contribute to reversing biodiversity extinction?

Two years ago, the UN’s Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) published  Global Biodiversity Outlook 5, which reported that natural habitats have continued to disappear, vast numbers of […]
8 December 2022

Indigenous peoples are reshaping Canada’s tourism landscape

There are approximately 2 million people in Canada who identify as Indigenous, representing about 5 percent of the population. This includes First Nations, Inuit and Métis. […]
6 December 2022

Climate Change, Extreme Weather and Tourism

Rarely does tourism benefit from extreme weather. The ski industry requires dependable snowfall. The American campaign group Protect our Winters was founded in 2007 to provide a […]
29 November 2022

Norway and Costa Rica perceived as most sustainable tourism destinations

Norway is perceived as the most sustainable and responsible tourism destination in the world, followed by Costa Rica, according to the latest survey from the World […]
28 November 2022

Skellefteå gains recognition for its efforts to include people with disabilities

The Swedish city of Skellefteå was recognised with the 2023 Access City Award for its dedication and innovative approach to increasing accessibility for persons with disabilities, […]
15 November 2022

The 2022 Responsible Tourism Charter signed on Magna Carta Island

On Sunday 6th November an updated Responsible Tourism Charter was signed where, in 1215, King John signed the Magna Carta Island*. The venue was secured for […]
1 November 2022

Responsible Tourism at World Travel Market, London

For the last few years the World Travel Market (WTM), London has emerged as the largest annual Responsible Tourism event with an extensive programme of panels […]
18 October 2022

The Global Responsible Tourism Awards to take place on November 7th

The annual cycle of Responsible Tourism Awards will conclude on November 7th with the announcement of the Global Award winners at WTM, London. Three sets of […]
11 October 2022

Why throwing starfish into the ocean is important

I was reminded of the Starfish Story by a recent post by Sarah Habsburg recounting a lesson from a seven year old. Times are tough, there […]
4 October 2022

Leveraging the Taj Hotels brand for sustainability

The India Hotels Company, better known as Taj Hotels, won a Gold Award in this year’s ICRT India Awards presented at Bhopal last month. The judges […]
28 September 2022

The first five-star hotel in Asia to be awarded Ecotel

Responsibility requires people. People to take responsibility and make change happen. People to drive sustainability. We can only achieve sustainability by people stepping up to the […]
21 September 2022

Do we really need to rethink tourism?

Next Tuesday, World Tourism Day will be celebrated from Indonesia, “putting people and planet first and bringing everyone from governments and businesses to local communities together […]
13 September 2022
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India is now the world’s leading Responsible Tourism Destination

It was in 2008 that at Cochin in Kerala the 2nd International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations was held. Kerala adopted Responsible Tourism to address […]
6 September 2022

Madhya Pradesh has embraced Responsible Tourism

Madhya Pradesh, in Hindi Central Province, is the second largest Indian state by area and the fifth largest state by population with over 72 million residents […]
30 August 2022

Kerala offers a diverse and rich range of experiences for travellers

Today’s travellers are looking for a rich ‘smorgasbord’ of experiences of the nature and cultures of the places they travel to and holiday in. They look for […]
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