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.

7 March 2023

Algarve to have a 38-kilometer tram connecting Olhão, Faro and Loulé

A new tram will link the cities of Olhão, Faro and Loulé in Portugal’s southern region of Algarve. An end to end trip will be 38 […]
6 March 2023

Japan finds 7,000 islands it didn’t know it had

Japan has discovered it possesses over 7000 islands it previously knew nothing about. A 1987 report by Japan’s Coast Guard put the number of Japanese islands […]
6 March 2023

Lanzarote seeks to reduce reliance on British tourists

The island of Lanzarote in the Spanish Canaries has declared itself “tourist-saturated” and wants fewer visits from British holidaymakers. The volcanic island off North Africa’s northwest […]
6 March 2023

France recorded 58 billion euros in 2022 thanks to international tourists

Foreign tourists brought in a record of 58 billion euros to France in 2022, according to figures released by the French Tourism Development Agency, Atout France. […]
3 March 2023

Will travel chaos return this summer?

With most countries dropping Covid-19 travel restrictions last year, demand for international travel started to pick up again. The sudden surge left most airlines and airports, that […]
2 March 2023

Rich Russians “travelled with a vengeance” post-pandemic, despite war

Despite the war in Ukraine and looming economic crisis, rich Russians returned “to international travel with a vengeance post-pandemic”, revealed an analysis from ForwardKeys. Over the […]
1 March 2023

South Korea leads in Asia’s online travel market

Asian countries were the last in the world to scrap Covid-19 related travel restrictions, thus lagging behind with the recovery of its travel and tourism industry, […]
1 March 2023

Tourism leaders call for united global effort to decarbonise industry

Travel and tourism industry voices are calling for a global effort to make climate-ready travel a reality, as the recently published Envisioning Tourism in 2030 & […]
1 March 2023

Europe’s new ETIAS visa system postponed to early 2024

The rollout of the EU’s new visa waiver system ETIAS has been postponed until 2024. The program, which will require non-EU citizens to apply on a […]
28 February 2023

Doha awarded Arab Tourism Capital for 2023

Doha has been named the Arab Tourism Capital 2023 by the Arab Tourism Organization. The news was announced at a commemoration ceremony on February 25, on […]
28 February 2023

Beijing to overtake Paris as world’s largest travel destination within a decade

Beijing will overtake Paris to become the world’s largest travel and tourism city destination within the next decade, according to research by the World Travel & […]
27 February 2023

Leisure industry faces huge gender imbalance, latest report finds

Researchers have found a huge gender imbalance across the leisure sector, with less than 10% of CEO level positions held by women, according to a report […]
24 February 2023

What is a bestiemoon and why should you take one?

When it comes to travelling, a honeymoon is often seen as the Holy Grail. After all, most of those who get married plan to do so […]
20 February 2023

Czech Tourism Board rebrands as Visit Czechia

The CzechTourism has rebranded from Visit Czech Republic to Visit Czechia, part of the country’s move to only keep the longer name in official documents and […]
16 February 2023

Machu Picchu reopens after two-month closure due to national riots

Machu Picchu, the famous Inca citadel in Peru, has finally reopened to visitors on February 15, 2023, following a two-month closure due to political protests. This […]
16 February 2023

Tourism in Europe to continue recovering 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 […]
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