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 May 2022

How quickly is tourism recovering from the pandemic?

2021 was a positive year for tourism after the substantial drop in international travel seen in 2020. Last year, the number of nights spent at EU […]
5 May 2022

Italy lifts vaccine requirement for entering bars, restaurants and cinemas

On May 1st, Italy said goodbye to the coronavirus health certificate, or Green Pass, which will no longer be mandatory in places such as bars and […]
2 May 2022

Tourists crash drones into Italy landmarks in Rome and Pisa

A new drone incident has occurred in Italy, this time involving an Argentinian man who is being accused of flouting Rome’s strict no-fly zone rules after […]
2 May 2022

EU to extend Covid Certificate until June 2023

The Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs proposed to extend the current EU Digital Covid Certificate rules for travel until 30 June, 2023 to […]
2 May 2022

US tourists cause panic at Israel’s Ben Gurion airport by trying to smuggle a war ‘souvenir’

On Thursday April 28th, Israel‘s Ben Gurion International Airport had to be evacuated after an unexploded artillery shell was found in the luggage of American passengers. […]
29 April 2022

Top 5 luxury travel trends for 2022

Travelling comes in lots of different kinds and sizes. For some, it’s all about thrill-seeking adventures. For others, there’s nothing like a low-cost backpacking vacation. And […]
29 April 2022

Australia offers flights for €12 to encourage potential workers from the UK and Ireland

Australia is opening its doors for residents and citizens of the UK and Ireland for only €12. The scheme intends to encourage workers to visit the […]
28 April 2022

World Tourism Organization suspends Russia’s membership

The Russian Federation has been suspended from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), losing with immediate effect its rights and privileges as part of the United Nations […]
27 April 2022

Guided tours in Brussels start again this spring, focusing on the city’s industrial past

The Belgian capital has just launched last week its third season of guided tours. The initiative comes from Explore Brussels and the Brussels Capital Region and […]
27 April 2022

Online travel platforms vs. inflation. What does it take to keep holidays affordable?

With inflation putting a squeeze on household finances, a growing number of people are at risk of being priced out of leisure travel. However, research suggests […]
27 April 2022

Fog in the Channel: Continent Cut Off

Variously reported as a newspaper headline or a weather forecaster’s comment. It is almost certainly apocryphal. It persists and has currency because it is funny and […]
26 April 2022

Travel companies in Vietnam struggle without Chinese tourists

Travel companies and hotels in the Vietnamese provinces of Khanh Hoa and Quang Ninh, regions that depend heavily on Chinese tourists, are worried that the lack […]
25 April 2022

Tourists will soon have to book and pay €10 to visit Venice

It is hard to imagine why a touristic destination would want to limit the number of visitors, but for the city of Venice, overtourism has indeed […]
25 April 2022

WTTC and ForwardKeys forecast massive increase in global international inbound travel

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and its knowledge partner ForwardKeys, forecast a major increase in global international flights bookings as international travel takes off. […]
22 April 2022

What are the latest trends and prospects for European travel?

The travel and tourism industry has certainly had a hard time over the past years, but it is finally starting to recover. Slowly but surely, people […]
21 April 2022

This summer to be the “busiest travel season ever”, according to Expedia CEO

In a recent interview with Bloomberg, Expedia CEO Peter Kern predicted that “Summer 2022 will be the busiest travel season ever”. He explains that it is […]
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