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.

22 November 2022

Japan sees a surge in number of visitors after tourism reopening

The number of foreign visitors to Japan rose to 498,600 in October, more than double September’s 206,500, according to the Japan National Tourism Organization. This is […]
21 November 2022

Iceland invites space tourists to save money and visit the island instead

‘Mission: Iceland‘ is Iceland’s latest tourism campaign encouraging space tourists to save money and visit the Nordic country instead, for the same otherworldly experiences at a […]
21 November 2022

France tightens border controls with Italy after diplomatic spat over EU’s migrant distribution

Border controls between France and Italy have become tighter after a diplomatic spat over the distribution of migrants arriving from Africa. On Sunday November 13th, long […]
18 November 2022

Venice postpones date for introduction of ticketing and entry fees

The date for the implementation of paid entry in Venice has again been postponed. This has been confirmed by sources in city’s administration, making it clear […]
16 November 2022

Bulgaria, Romania and Croatia are ready to join Schengen area

On 10 November 2022, the European Parliament gave a positive opinion on the draft Council Decision on the full application of the Schengen laws in Croatia. […]
15 November 2022

Ecuador launches new digital nomad visa

Ecuador is launching a digital nomad visa that will offer remote workers the opportunity to live low-cost authentic experiences. The country promises visa holders a good […]
15 November 2022

French Polynesia to cap visitor numbers in an effort to fight over tourism

French Polynesia has expressed plans to cap the number of visitors as part of a sustainability plan. The islands have proposed an annual cap of 280,000 […]
14 November 2022

New UK travel rules could cost Northern Ireland over €114 million per year

EU citizens will soon be required to provide biometric data to enter the UK, including Northern Ireland, under new legislation to be introduced next year. Under […]
14 November 2022

Post-Brexit ray of hope for UK visitors to Spain

British and other non-EU visitors to Spain could see a lifting of restrictions limiting the amount of time they can stay in the country, if the […]
14 November 2022

An impressive tunnel has opened below Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Canada and the United States, now has an additional experience: a 670-meter tunnel part of the […]
14 November 2022

China relaxes travel restrictions despite spike of infections in Guangzhou

On Friday November 11th, authorities in China announced the easing of some restrictions against Covid, especially those linked to international travel. China is the last major […]
10 November 2022

European tourism remains strong against low consumer confidence

The European tourism sector successfully endured another challenging summer as worsening inflation and staff shortages threatened recovery. European airlines held up well, with August flight volumes […]
10 November 2022

UK’s new passport rules heavily decrease school visits from the EU

Tourism Alliance’s latest research shows that the number of students European tour operators sent to the UK in 2022 was down 83% compared to 2019. This […]
9 November 2022

Eurozone tourism recovery is slowing down, says ECB

The solid recovery seen in the tourism and recreation sector during the spring and summer of this year has started to weaken, according to new data […]
8 November 2022

These are the world’s most visited destinations in 2022

ForwardKeys, which has the world’s largest and freshest database of flight tickets, has revealed the performance of top global destinations of 2022 in an extensive review […]
7 November 2022

Jamaica urges visitors to ‘come back to life’ after three years of crises

Jamaica’s tourist board is launching an initiative inviting holidaymakers to return to the island after the “overlapping crises of the past three years”. Their Come Back to […]
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