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.

17 March 2023

Portugal’s ‘golden visa’ scheme sees spike in demand as program might soon end

Portugal’s ‘golden visa’ scheme has seen a substantial increase in applications as the program might soon end. In February of this year, the government put forward […]
17 March 2023

Bali to ban tourists from renting motorcycles

After a series of road accidents involving tourists, authorities in Bali are considering banning motorcycle and scooter rentals to foreigners, Bali governor Wayan Koster announced during […]
16 March 2023

Uber makes it easier to locate your ride in more than 30 airports worldwide

Uber is making it easier and more efficient to get a ride at the airport. On Tuesday, the ride-share company introduced step-by-step instructions to its app […]
15 March 2023

President Biden pressures airlines to ditch family seating fees

The Biden administration has urged Congress to pass a legislation that would end family seating fees for parents traveling with children under the age of 14. On […]
15 March 2023

China to issue visas again as the country reopens to international tourists

After a three-year pause of border restrictions due to the pandemic, China is fully reopening to foreign visitors. According to a statement released on Monday by […]
14 March 2023

Nepal bans solo trekkers from April 1

From April 1st on, trekkers will not be allowed to walk on their own in the mountains and valleys of Nepal. They will need to hire […]
13 March 2023

UK arrivals to face strike disruption on March 15

Arrivals to the UK on March 15 could face disruption and long waits, the UK government has warned. A Civil Service strike has been announced by […]
8 March 2023

Paris’ Notre Dame cathedral on track to reopen in 2024

Reconstruction of the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris is on track to reopen by the end of 2024, French officials said on Monday March 6th. This […]
8 March 2023

French general strike brings country to complete standstill this week

Unions across France have been in an ongoing battle against plans to increase the legal retirement age from 62 to 64. Previous trikes this year included […]
7 March 2023

Long-haul travel crucial for European tourism recovery

The European Travel Commission (ETC), Tourism Economics, and the European Tourism Association (ETOA) held a joint press conference at ITB Berlin to discuss the state of […]
7 March 2023

Algarve to have a 38-kilometer tram connecting Olhão, Faro and Loulé

A new tram will link the cities of Olhão, Faro and Loulé in Portugal’s southern region of Algarve. An end to end trip will be 38 […]
6 March 2023

Japan finds 7,000 islands it didn’t know it had

Japan has discovered it possesses over 7000 islands it previously knew nothing about. A 1987 report by Japan’s Coast Guard put the number of Japanese islands […]
6 March 2023

Lanzarote seeks to reduce reliance on British tourists

The island of Lanzarote in the Spanish Canaries has declared itself “tourist-saturated” and wants fewer visits from British holidaymakers. The volcanic island off North Africa’s northwest […]
6 March 2023

France recorded 58 billion euros in 2022 thanks to international tourists

Foreign tourists brought in a record of 58 billion euros to France in 2022, according to figures released by the French Tourism Development Agency, Atout France. […]
3 March 2023

Will travel chaos return this summer?

With most countries dropping Covid-19 travel restrictions last year, demand for international travel started to pick up again. The sudden surge left most airlines and airports, that […]
2 March 2023

Rich Russians “travelled with a vengeance” post-pandemic, despite war

Despite the war in Ukraine and looming economic crisis, rich Russians returned “to international travel with a vengeance post-pandemic”, revealed an analysis from ForwardKeys. Over the […]