Simon Calder

Simon Calder’s career in travel started at Gatwick Airport, where he cleaned aircraft for Laker Airways and later worked as a security officer. He became The Independent’s Travel Correspondent in 1994, and is known as “the Man Who Pays His Way” because he does not accept free travel facilities. He writes across the Independent titles, as well as for the Evening Standard.

Cuba after Fidel: How will the island change?

Simon Calder first visited Cuba in the 1980s, and wrote the first independent guidebook to the island. He explains how the death of the country's former leader will affect tourism

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