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.

23 August 2022

Spotify and easyJet launch campaign offering travel recommendations based on music choices

Spotify is partnering with easyJet to launch a new campaign, ‘Listen & Book’, which offers travellers the opportunity to get personalized travel recommendations based on their […]
22 August 2022

Tourists fined for surfing in Venice’s Grand Canal

Two tourists were fined for surfing along Venice’s Grand Canal. 1. Disrespecting World Heritage Apparently riding eFoils — electric surfboards raised out of the water on […]
22 August 2022
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Estonia calls on EU to ban Russian tourists

While Estonia is ready to ban Russian tourists, Germany and Portugal stand against the decision. 1. Estonia backs Zelensky’s call Following Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelensky’s call […]
19 August 2022

A travel company is offering guided tours to war zones in Ukraine

A travel company called Visit Ukraine has launched a campaign to bring tourists to some of the zones affected by the war in Ukraine. In an […]
18 August 2022

China’s domestic tourism is on the rise, says Fitch Ratings

Fitch Ratings has reported that domestic tourism in China is on the rise after a period of low activity due to the nation’s strict lockdowns. The […]
18 August 2022

Sardinia is paying people 15,000€ to relocate there

Moving abroad is a thing. Quite often, you have to start all over again, learn a new language and go through quite a rough start to […]
17 August 2022

Germany does not support an EU-wide travel ban for Russian citizens

Following president Zelensky’s call on western countries to completely stop Russian citizens, in the hopes that keeping them isolated in the country will influence Putin’s decision […]
17 August 2022

Finland will reduce Russian visas by 90%

Since president Zelensky asked western countries to completely ban Russian citizens, a discussion has been started. The eastern Members of the European Union have joined his […]
17 August 2022

South America’s first digital nomad village to open in Brazil

Being a digital nomad became a lot more popular during the pandemic and with work arrangements becoming more flexible, people are choosing more and more to […]
17 August 2022

Inflation and recession risk put corporate travel at greater risk than Covid

New data from a survey conducted by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) suggests that inflation and risks of recession will have an impact on corporate […]
15 August 2022

New Vietnamese passport not recognised by some EU countries

On 1 July, Vietnam started issuing new passports, called “the blue-cover Vietnamese passports” which have been troublesome with some EU countries. Several Members have suspended the […]
15 August 2022

Russian tourists welcomed with the Ukrainian anthem in Finland

Finland shares a 1,300-kilometre frontier with Russia and the border towns are especially popular destinations for Russian tourists. It is currently the only neighbouring country that […]
15 August 2022

Travel chaos in the UK was the worst in Europe in recent months, according to Tui

Travel operator Tui reported a $75 million hit due to flight disruption. Travel challenges and interruptions–including lengthy queues and canceled takeoffs–in the UK were the worst […]
15 August 2022

Russian woman harasses Ukrainians in Austria and becomes the most hated tourist in Europe

A Russian woman has caused commotion on social media after she filmed herself mocking and harassing Ukrainian women in Salzburg, Austria. The woman, allegedly identified as […]
11 August 2022

Estonia, Finland and Latvia join call for Russian tourists ban

President Zelensky has recently urged western countries to completely ban Russian citizens and to stop issuing visas for them, saying that harsher sanctions need to be […]
11 August 2022

Zelensky asks western countries to stop receiving Russian citizens

On Monday, President Zelensky gave an interview to the Washington Post during which he criticized western countries for not being harsh enough on Russia, saying that […]