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.
24 August 2014 09:03 AM
Rumblings under the Bárðarbunga volcano could be signs that an eruption is imminent — but what does it mean for flights and insurance if it disrupts air travel?
22 August 2014 12:00 AM
Switzerland’s graceful capital comes back to life in late summer, and promises a fascinating weekend in fine surroundings
22 August 2014 12:00 AM
The man who pays his way
19 August 2014 03:28 PM
Barely had the rail fare increase for England and Wales next year been revealed, than a pro-public transport pressure group rushed out a news release condemning the rises.
18 August 2014 05:16 PM
Western travellers heading East may understandably focus on air safety, and in particular the awful death toll aboard the two Malaysia Airlines jets lost earlier this year. Yet tourists face far higher risks at sea level aboard Asian ferries.
15 August 2014 03:00 PM
The poorly-paid person who skimmed my credit card will have been rewarded with a few dollars by the organised criminals who buy card details wholesale
15 August 2014 12:00 AM
Foreign tourists trying to reach Stonehenge by public transport must put up with Stone Age speeds, a new report has found.
09 August 2014 12:00 AM
08 August 2014 04:57 PM
Reeling from the loss of two long-haul jets in the past five months, and shunned by many travellers, Malaysia Airlines is being taken back under public ownership.
02 August 2014 12:00 AM
Isis, we are told, is a 'clear and dangerous threat to our way of life'. I’m sorry, but I just don’t buy it
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