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 April 2023

Majorca, Ibiza and Menorca ban smoking on 28 beaches

Spain‘s Balearic Islands will have 28 smoke-free beaches this year after they joined the program ‘Smoke-free beaches, healthy beaches 2023’, promoted by the Directorate General of […]
26 April 2023

EU Entry/Exit System faces further delays

The implementation of Europe’s new electronic border scheme and entry/exit system (EES) is being delayed again because the database on which the system depends will not […]
25 April 2023

Five-week strike ongoing at all UK passport processing offices

On 3 April, staff at all 8 passport processing offices across the UK started a five-week strike, until 6 May. Members of the Public and Commercial […]
20 April 2023

Japan unveils its first casino in bid to attract more tourism

After an initial proposal in 2020 to legalize casino gambling in the country, Japan is set to open its first integrated resort in 2029. 1. First […]
19 April 2023

What will travel look like in 2070?

It’s no secret that humans have been obsessed with the future for a very long time. Since forever, we’be been trying to predict what will happen […]
17 April 2023

Tripadvisor transparency report reveals 4.4% of reviews are fake

From the 30.2 million reviews posted on Tripadvisor in 2022, 4.4% were fake or fraudulent, according to the platform’s Review Transparency Report released on 11 April. […]
17 April 2023

Europeans will travel early this summer to avoid peak-season overcrowding

About 72% of Europeans intend to travel between April and September this year, according to the European Travel Commission’s (ETC) latest research on ” Monitoring Sentiment […]
17 April 2023

Opposition candidate promises visa-free EU travel for Turkish people

On March 10th, Türkiye’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan called for new presidential elections for May 14th, an announcement he made more than a month after the […]
13 April 2023

What are the European destinations with the most pickpocketing mentions?

Thousands of travelers have experienced petty theft while visiting Europe’s top destinations, according to new research by Quotezone. The travel insurance comparison experts have revealed where […]
12 April 2023

Britain no longer as popular with French and German tourists

Increased bureaucracy at borders and a perception that Britain is now an unwelcoming nation are causing French and German tourists to stay away from the UK, […]
12 April 2023

Colombia launches new digital nomad visa program

Colombia has recently announced its Digital Nomad Visa, which will allow foreigners to live in the country while working remotely for 24 months; in addition, they […]
11 April 2023

Singapore resumes free tours for transit and transfer passengers after 2-year break

Singapore has resumed free tours of the city for transit and transfer passengers who have a layover of at least 5.5 but less than 24 hours. […]
10 April 2023

Eastern European tourism still affected by war

While the tourist industry appears to be making a good recovery in many places, the war in Ukraine is casting a long shadow over its neighbours […]
10 April 2023

Barcelona wants to cap “plague of locusts” tourists from cruise ships

The city of Barcelona has been struggling with overtourism for a while and, similarly to many other popular destinations around the world, the pandemic has shown […]
7 April 2023

Does Gen Z need to be persuaded to go skiing?

It’s a not-so-well-kept secret in the ski industry that, like the snowline, the average age of visitors on the slopes in established resorts around the world […]
4 April 2023

Tourism in Europe to continue strong recovery in 2023

The outlook for travel to Europe is promising despite global pressures such as high inflation, the war in Ukraine and consequent energy crisis and the looming […]