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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

Dutch tourist arrested for giving Nazi salute at the gates of Auschwitz

A 29-year-old Dutch tourist has been arrested and fined for making the Nazi salute at the gates of the Auschwitz Nazi extermination camp in Poland. The […]
25 January 2022

Thailand to resume quarantine-free tourism from 1 February

From February 1st, Thailand will resume its plan to allow the entry of tourists without quarantine, which was suspended due to the appearance of the contagious […]
24 January 2022

WTTC predicts a strong recovery of the European travel industry in 2022

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has revealed bookings for intra-European travel over the Easter period have increased by more than 250%, while summer bookings […]
19 January 2022

Ghenna and Timket: Colourful cultural and religious festivities in Ethiopia

Ghenna (ገና) and Timket (ጥምቀት) are synonymous to Christmas and Epiphany, respectively, in the official working language Amharic with their unique Ethiopian features and calendar. In […]
18 January 2022

Italy attempts to preserve Venice by limiting the number of tourists

1. Ending mass tourism Trying to preserve the city of Venice, the Italian government decided to limit the number of tourists to discourage day-trippers. Over the […]
18 January 2022

What do travellers want for 2022?

1. Probing future tourists After two years of travel uncertainty, more than a third of recently surveyed travellers want to go to a destination they have […]
17 January 2022

The world’s most powerful passports in 2022

The ‘power’ of a passport is essentially measured by one statistic: how many countries can be entered without a visa. The Henley Passport Index scrutinizes the […]
17 January 2022

UN predicts world economy to grow by 4% in 2022 and tourism rise

After a global contraction of 3.4% in 2020 and a rebound of 5.5% in 2021, the UN projects that the world economy will grow 4% in […]
17 January 2022

EU Digital Covid Certificate to be valid for maximum 9 months after vaccination

As of February 1, 2022, the European Certificate of Vaccination against Covid-19 will be valid for a maximum of 9 months after the end of the […]
17 January 2022

Europe’s travel & tourism in 2022: Beyond uncertainty there is hope

For two years now Europe’s travel and tourism sectors have been battling uncertainty due to Covid-19. While the situation is nowhere near as bleak as spring […]
13 January 2022

Portugal is the best country to work remotely, says Momondo

1. Portugal at the top Portugal ranked as the best country in the world for remote work, scoring high in all categories including climate, social life, […]
13 January 2022

Italy’s tourism industry sees a staggering job shortfall as 1 in 7 jobs remains unfill

A new research by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has revealed a massive labour shortfall, with 263,000 direct Travel & Tourism jobs in Italy remaining unfilled by […]
13 January 2022

Covid Safe Ticket likely to be extended in Brussels until mid-April

The Covid Safe Ticket (CST) may be extended in Brussels until mid-April. This was approved by the parliamentary Health Committee on Tuesday January 11th, Belgian news […]
12 January 2022

Portugal’s tourism industry faces job shortfall of 85,000 this year

A new analysis of staff shortages by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has revealed a significant labour shortfall in Portugal, with 85,000 Travel & Tourism jobs […]
10 January 2022

US national parks give away 5 days of free admission in 2022

If you’re planning to visit the stunning US national parks in 2022, watch out for the 5 days of free admission that the National Park Service […]
10 January 2022

Ten tourists die after cliff collapses onto leisure boats in Brazil

Ten people have been killed after part of a cliff collapsed onto leisure boats on leisure boats in Furnas Lake, injuring at least 32 people. The […]
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