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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.

5 April 2022

Tourism begins to revive in New York

The gradual return of tourists to New York City is accelerating the recovery of small businesses – many of them family-owned stores – that collectively employ […]
5 April 2022

India resumes international commercial flights

Last March 27, India officially lifted the restriction on international itinerary flights that had been in place since March 19th, 2020. Airlines in the region had […]
4 April 2022

Tourism and the ability to innovate

1. The universe of the Tourism sector is mainly composed of micro, small and medium-sized companies, primarily inserted in an ecosystem of hotels, bars, and restaurants. […]
4 April 2022

Marketing visuals do not align with new travelers’ tastes, says Getty Images

Visual marketing plays an important role in grabbing the attention of travelers, many of whom take inspiration from Instagram. Despite the importance of visuals, some brands […]
4 April 2022

What measures has European Tourism taken to help Ukraine’s refugees?

The European Travel Commission (ETC) stands in solidarity with Ukraine and remains ready to support the Ukrainian people fleeing conflict. The ETC praises the ongoing efforts of its […]
31 March 2022

Analogue travel, mapping the byways

We feed coordinates into a satnav or phone app and let it do all the hard work. It works beautifully… until it shuts down. Then what? […]
31 March 2022

EU urges Member States to stop selling ‘golden passports’ to Russians

On Monday March 28th, the European Commission issued a recommendation urging Member States to repeal any existing investor citizenship schemes (also known as golden passports) and […]
29 March 2022

How can EU national cycling strategies promote EuroVelo and sustainable cycling tourism?

Eight EU member states have made clear references to EuroVelo in their national cycling strategies, setting goals for the further development, promotion, digitalisation and economic exploitation […]
28 March 2022

Towards a short-stay visa waiver agreement between the EU and Brazil

The European Parliament has approved technical amendments to the short-stay visa waiver agreement between the European Union and Brazil. Brazilians and Europeans must continue to travel […]
28 March 2022

Tourists in Venice given water pistols to fire at seagulls

Tourists in Venice, Italy, have been provided with water pistols to keep aggressive seagulls away. The birds have been known to snatch food out of tourists’ […]
28 March 2022

Tourism enjoys strong start in 2022 while facing new uncertainties

Based on the latest available data, global international tourist arrivals more than doubled (+130%) in January 2022 compared to 2021 – the 18 million more visitors recorded worldwide […]
24 March 2022

EuroVelo 5 to connect Brussels with Europe by bike

This week the EuroVelo 5 – Via Romea (Francigena) cycle route was inaugurated in Brussels by Mobility Minister Elke Van den Brandt, Member of the European Parliament Anna Deparnay-Grunenberg and senior […]
24 March 2022

What impact does the war in Ukraine have on European tourism?

As European tourism has started its path towards recovery following the devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the sector is now facing a major crisis with […]
23 March 2022

20 Happiest countries in the world in 2022

The World Happiness 2022 report reported an upward trend in stress, worry and sadness in most countries and a slight long-term decline in enjoyment of life. […]
22 March 2022

Should travelers consider postponing a trip to Europe because of the war?

With Russia’s war against Ukraine, breaking all international agreements and decimating a population in a situation not experienced since World War II, is it safe to […]
21 March 2022

Countries relying on Russian tourism threatened by the consequences of the war

If the conflict between Ukraine and Russia continues, many destinations will be affected by a reduction in tourist flows. The tourism intelligence platform Mabrian Technologies has […]
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