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.

29 May 2023

Danish traveler completes 10-year round-the-world trip without flying

Torbjørn C. Pedersen has become the first person to visit every country in the world without boarding a plane. His uninterrupted journey lasted almost ten years. […]
29 May 2023

Destinations where you’ll have to pay tourist fees in 2023

Several destinations have expressed concern over the risks and challenges that over tourism brings, and some have implemented “tourist taxes” in 2022 and others will do […]
26 May 2023

Spain takes presidency of European Travel Commission

The European Travel Commission (ETC), representing 35 National Tourism Organisations in Europe, has announced that Miguel Sanz from Spain’s National Tourism Organisation, Instituto de Turismo de […]
24 May 2023

History repeats itself: Tourism is the engine of the EU’s economy

Back in 2011, Portugal as other Member States, struggled to lift itself and its economy out of the swamp it had fallen into by the establishment […]
24 May 2023

Swiss village imposes measures to control flow of Korean Netflix tourists

The Swiss village of Iseltwald is imposing fees and traffic controls to avoid being over-run by tourists. The village appears in a popular South Korean Netflix […]
22 May 2023

List of world’s most expensive passports revealed

Australia is the country that charges its citizens the most to obtain a passport (218 euros), according to data released by consulting company William Russell. It’s […]
22 May 2023

Austria’s Hallstatt erects fence to deter selfie-takers

The Austrian village of Hallstatt recently erected a wooden barrier to block the view of the Alps to protest against mass tourism. Hallstatt is a popular […]
18 May 2023

What is silence tourism?

In our daily lives, many of us are constantly confronted with sounds all around them. Especially when you’re living in a city, it never stops, between […]
17 May 2023

Why is now the right time to vacation in Latin America?

South America as a destination is the sole exception to a five-year record high in international airfares, according to expert forecasts. Booking and price analysis by […]
17 May 2023

Australia to update working holiday visa scheme for British citizens

In December 2021 Australia and the UK signed a Free Trade agreement which foresaw, among others, updating the working holiday visa scheme between the two countries. […]
17 May 2023

Kazakhstan and EU to facilitate visa application procedures for Kazakh citizens

Kazakhstan and the European Union have begun official consultations on visa facilitation for Kazakh citizens travelling to the EU. During a visit to Brussels, Deputy Prime […]
17 May 2023

Sri Lanka on quest to attract 2 million travelers in 2023

Sri Lanka wants to attract 2 million international travelers in 2023. One of its main markets is neighboring India, which now holds the top spot. In […]
16 May 2023

US airports are piloting facial recognition technology

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is conducting tests of a facial recognition technology system meant to streamline the passenger identification and verification process at different airports […]
16 May 2023

Over 80% of Brits plan holidays for this summer

The UK is set for a busy travel period this summer, with 81% of Brits planning holidays between June and August, according to Tripadvisor’s Summer Travel […]
15 May 2023

Canada unveils new passport design with advanced security features

Canadians applying for new passports will notice a few differences from this summer. A new design featuring iconic Canadian imagery and enhanced security features is due […]
10 May 2023

Twice as many people travelled in the first 3 months of 2023 than in the same period of 2022

International tourism is well on its way to returning to pre-pandemic levels, with twice as many people travelling during the first quarter of 2023 than in […]
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