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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.

GatwickConnects: Airport makes connections

Gatwick offers travellers the chance to eliminate the risks when buying a pair of low-cost flights. Simon Calder explains what the concept delivers and what it doesn't

Is Moscow really the world's unfriendliest city?

Readers of a US magazine voted the Russian capital the least friendly city on earth. But Simon Calder, who has been taking holidays in Moscow for the past three decades, finds it engaging and welcoming

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