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.

24 January 2023

Thailand welcomes first Chinese tourists after almost three years

Chinese tourists are again being welcomed in Thailand as the Chinese New Year celebrations took place this past weekend. No quarantine, no tests, it is easy […]
23 January 2023

Machu Picchu closed indefinitely amid political violence

Peruvian officials have closed the Machu Picchu Citadel and nearby Inca trails to tourists indefinitely, it was announced on Saturday. The decision comes as key infrastructure […]
23 January 2023

Aviation industry welcomes delay of EU’s Entry Exit System

The EU’s Entry Exit System (EES), the new smart border system for non-EU nationals, was supposed to be introduced in May 2023, but was postponed to […]
23 January 2023

Paris is the world’s ‘most powerful’ tourism city, new report shows

Paris is the world’s most powerful city destination, according to recent data from World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). The report, sponsored by Visa and researched […]
19 January 2023

Number of tourists visiting Bruges continues to be on the rise

Musea Brugge, the organization behind Bruges‘ urban museums, had a very good 2022. The various museums and monuments of the museum group together received nearly 700,000 […]
18 January 2023

France set to be most visited country in the world by 2025

France is set to cement itself as the most visited country in the world, according to GlobalData, which estimates that the country will attract 93.7 million […]
18 January 2023

Can tourism have positive impacts beyond employment and profit?

Tramps and hobos travel from place to place and stay away overnight, but they are not tourists; they are not temporarily staying away from home; they […]
16 January 2023

Nights booked online in summer 2022 up 9%, exceeding 2019 levels

Eurostat has released data revealing that during the third quarter of 2022, which included the traditional summer holiday months of July and August, guests spent around […]
13 January 2023

How is Azerbaijan promoting its tourism offer?

In 2020 the world came to a stop as Covid-19 spread across the globe. Azerbaijan, like many other countries, is now more than ever promoting its […]
12 January 2023

World’s most powerful passports in 2023

Henley & Partners has revealed its ranking for the most powerful passports in 2023. For the fifth year running, Japan crowns the Henley Passport Index, which […]
11 January 2023

Macau set to diversify its tourism offer beyond gambling

In December of 2022, the six Macau gaming operators renewed the concession contract for the next ten years and pledged to focus on diversification of the […]
11 January 2023

Belgian coast reports record inflow of foreign tourists in 2022

The December holiday season was not as positive as expected for the tourism sector in Flanders, specifically on the coast. On January 7th, the Westtoer tourism […]
10 January 2023

Hospitality sector in China sees first signs of recovery

Thousands of Chinese families are planning for the Spring Festival, or Chinese New Year, the most traditional holiday. The streets of the main cities have been […]
9 January 2023

Flight bookings from mainland China skyrocketed as border reopens

Outbound flight bookings from mainland China are surging, according to data from Group, with a spike in demand expected for the upcoming Lunar New Year […]
9 January 2023

Southeast Asia set for post-Covid Chinese tourism boom

Southeast Asia’s tourism industries can look forward to a boost from China’s newly opened borders, according to Reuters. In contrast to other nations worldwide who are […]
6 January 2023

European ski resorts forced to close due to record-breaking warm temperatures

Europe is recording one of its warmest winters on record. In France, several ski resorts have had to resort to alternative ways of entertainment give the […]
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