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.

19 June 2023

Bali considers banning climbing sacred sites after tourists’ repeated acts of disrespect

Travelers visiting Bali risk being banned from mountains and sacred locations after a series of incidents triggered Bali’s governor to crack down on indecent behavior from […]
19 June 2023

Tourists setting foot on Sardinia’s Pink Beach risk fines of up to €3,500

Tourists who dare to visit the protected Spiaggia Rosa or Pink Beach in Sardinia face steep fines ranging from €300 up to €3,500. On June 2nd, […]
14 June 2023

India’s outbound tourism to surpass $42 billion by 2024, new report claims

Outbound trips from India will surpass $42 billion by 2024, according to ‘Outbound Travel and Tourism – An Opportunity Untapped’, a report by Nangia Andersen LLP […]
13 June 2023

More Scotland trips classed ‘holidays’ than any other part of UK

Official International Passenger numbers released by the UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that Scotland had a greater proportion of holiday visits than any other […]
13 June 2023

Number of Americans in Portugal dwindling after end of ‘golden visa’ program

After a boom in the number of people moving to Portugal under the ‘golden visa’ program, some expats are choosing to leave the country, especially Americans. […]
8 June 2023

World’s most expensive cities to live in 2023

Hong Kong, Singapore and Zurich are the most expensive cities for international employees this year, according to new data released by Mercer, an American consulting firm. […]
6 June 2023

Northern Ireland’s ‘land of Thrones’ gains Global Geopark status

As Northern Ireland marks 25 years of peace, UNESCO has selected the Mourne Gullion Strangford region between Belfast and Dublin to become one of 195 Global […]
5 June 2023

Optimising the collaboration between local and European levels is crucial for tourism’s governance

Since April 2023, I have the honour of chairing the Network of European Regions for Sustainable and Competitive Tourism (NECSTouR). Operating from Brussels, NECSTouR develops interregional […]
2 June 2023

Europe remains top destination for long-haul travelers

Europe persists as the main choice for long-haul trips in May-August 2023, shows the latest Long-Haul Travel Barometer released on the 1st of June by the […]
1 June 2023

How is the tourism sector recovering in Uzbekistan?

For almost two years the pandemic brought the world to a standstill. Many sectors were affected, especially tourism. According to the UNWTO forecasts, the number of […]
30 May 2023

Destinations where tourists are most likely to get sick

Getting sick is probably the last thing on your mind when planning a holiday, but unfortunately chances are all of us have had at least one […]
30 May 2023

Influencer demands that plus-size flyers get free seats

Jae’lynn Chaney, an influencer from Vancouver, Canada, has started a petition on asking that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires all US airlines give plus-size […]
30 May 2023

Is it still safe to wild swim in the UK’s seas and rivers?

Wild swimming is an increasingly popular activity in the UK but, with raw sewage being pumped into the country’s seas and rivers up to 800 times […]
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 […]