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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.

23 November 2021

American tourists fined for breaking into the Colosseum to drink beer at night

Two American tourists were fined were fined 800 euros ($906) for having entered the Colosseum in Rome at night to drink a beer in the icon […]
22 November 2021
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Citizens from 60 countries must pay €7 to travel to the EU from 2022

By the end of 2022, non-EU citizens who currently do not need a visa to enter Europe will be expected to apply for a European Travel […]
22 November 2021

NYC will allow vaccinated people to join in Times Square NYE celebration

The traditional party held every New Year’s Eve in New York’s Times Square will be back in force in 2021. The city’s mayor, Bill de Blasio, […]
22 November 2021

Porto and the North of Portugal scored most tourists in 2021

Porto and the North region of Portugal have attracted more guests than the rest of the country, according to data from the Portuguese National Institute of […]
22 November 2021

Malaysia to welcome international visitors from 1 January 2022

On Monday November 15th, Malaysia partially opened its borders, specifically in the Langkawi archipelago, through a pilot project that, if successful, will dictate the reopening of […]
17 November 2021

New Iceland tourism campaign mocks Zuckerberg’s metaverse while promoting the country’s beauty

The tourism industry in Iceland was strongly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. To encourage some Nordic regions, a video was officially launched on social media parodying […]
17 November 2021

Japanese airline installs vending machines with surprise destinations

In Japan, capsule vending machines – called gachapon in Japanese – are no longer offering only little toys. From small hamburgers to swimmers figurines, the gachapon […]
12 November 2021

Dead Sea shrinking while Jordan attempts to revamp itself as a tourist destination

The waters of the Dead Sea are vanishing at an alarming rate. According to environmental group EcoPeace Middle East, the water level drops about one meter […]
10 November 2021

Tripadvisor detects nearly 1 million fake reviews in 2020, according to its transparency report

1. Fake reviews Nearly 1 million fake reviews were submitted to Tripadvisor in 2020, according to the travel company’s latest transparency report. Luckily, from the 943,205 […]
10 November 2021

Passenger loses his mind after learning his flight has been canceled and destroys an airport counter

Last week, the Guarulhos airport in São Paulo, Brazil, was the scene of a day of fury from two of the passengers. Due to extreme weather […]
10 November 2021

The WTM Responsible Tourism Awards are expanding to the Far East and China

Last week I wrote about the Global Award winners, but we recognised many more in India and the Rest of the World. The Awards are growing […]
9 November 2021

European travel pre-pandemic levels will only be achieved in 2024

Although European travel demand is poised for a major recovery due to the high vaccination rates in Europe, volumes are still far from the pre-pandemic days […]
9 November 2021

European Commission approves €15.34 million to support tourism in Bulgaria

1. EU’s State aid In a bid to counter the impact of Covid-19 in the tourism sector, the European Commission has approved a €15.34 million (BGN […]
8 November 2021

The tourism potential of Uzbekistan presented in the capital of Europe

Last Thursday November 4, in Brussels, in cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism and Sport of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Embassy of the Republic of […]
8 November 2021

Saudi Arabia aims to achieve 100 million visitors by the end of 2030

Representatives from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia attended World Travel Market London (WTM) and told the world that the country is ready to welcome international tourists. […]
8 November 2021

New Visit Lisboa video campaign sparks the creativity of tourists

Visit Lisboa (Turismo de Lisboa, ATL) has just launched a new video campaign called: “Lisbon, a new way to be inspired”. The video presents Lisbon as […]
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