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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.

26 January 2022

Portugal creates Europe’s largest protected marine area

At the end of 2021, the Regional Government of Madeira announced the creation of the largest marine protected area with full protection in Europe and the […]
26 January 2022

What is the impact of Covid-19 on tourists’ sustainable travel behaviour?

Although consumers’ adoption of sustainable behaviour in tourism has been growing in the past years, research has shown that the global pandemic has driven more sustainable […]
20 January 2022

Will Nanotourism be the new trend in a post-Covid world?

A creative critique to the current environmental, social and economic downsides of conventional tourism, as a participatory, locally oriented, bottom-up alternative. Definition of Nanotourism Nanotourism is […]
20 January 2022

Belgium starts making seawater drinkable

Flanders’ largest drinking water company, De Watergroep, is planning to convert sea water into a source of drinking water. The last few summers have been particularly […]
17 January 2022

Brussels to become greener and more bicycle-friendly

The City of Brussels has applied for an urban planning permit for the redevelopment of the public space around the new administrative center, reports Belgian news […]
10 January 2022

Brussels Place Flagey to become green by 2023

The municipality of Ixelles and the Brussels Region have appointed the architectural firms Kollektif Landscape, based in Ghent, and Fallow and Ecorce, from Brussels, to carry […]
10 January 2022

Thailand’s notorious Maya beach reopens but tourists can’t swim

After being closed for the past 4 years over environmental concerns, Thailand’s notorious Maya beach, made famous by the 2000 movie The Beach, has recently reopened […]
3 January 2022

EU invests €2bn on cycling projects over the past 7 years

Over the past 7 years, the European Union (EU) has tripled the amount of spending on cycling and walking projects, an investment likely to grow in […]
31 December 2021

Akon’s smart city in Senegal on hold after one year of setting the first stone

Senegalese-American R&B singer Akon’s plan to build a $6 billion smart city in his country of birth seem to have stalled. After being offered a vast […]
21 December 2021

How to tackle plastics pollution in tourism

The Global Tourism Plastics Initiative has welcomed a further 21 signatories, taking the total number past 110. The new signatories have been announced alongside the launch […]
21 December 2021

Electric flying taxis are being tested for the Paris 2024 Olympics

France plans to deploy flying taxis at the 2024 Summer Olympic Games in Paris, according to a report published in The Guardian. The first trials for […]
14 December 2021

Sustainable tourism can offer mountain communities a path to prosperity and inclusion

Sustainable tourism plays a key role in boosting livelihoods, poverty alleviation, and environmental conservation in mountainous areas, according to a new report launched by the Food and Agriculture […]
25 November 2021

Electric vehicles to offer enhanced mobility options in ancient city of Petra

The landscape of the ancient city of Petra in Jordan is changing. The typical donkey and horse-drawn tourist carriages are being replaced by electric cars at […]
18 November 2021

European Commission acknowledges the EU’s plastic waste trade crisis

The European Commission’s proposal strengthens current rules on EU plastic waste exports, but environmental NGOs note significant loopholes and need for clarification. Yesterday, the European Commission […]
16 November 2021

Chile’s Atacama desert dumping ground for fast fashion leftovers

Child labor and inadequate wages are well-known issues of the fast fashion industry, but not many people are aware of the effects that the clothing industry […]
15 November 2021
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European cities to empower their local community in the future of tourism

The new project “Time for DEMOCRACY” gathered 17 lead urban destinations to improve and expand citizen activation in tourism development, including the challenges and imperatives of […]
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