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.

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Green and pleasant land: the Acadian coast

Exploring Atlantic Canada: New links are making the maritime provinces much more accessible

New flights are making Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island easier – and cheaper – to reach, writes Simon Calder

Airline passengers queue for the Check-In counters while awaiting information about flight cancellations in Terminal 5

Heathrow Airport braced for its busiest ever day for departures

More people will fly out of Heathrow airport on 24 July than on any previous day in its history, with 129,648 passengers expected to take off

EasyJet overbooking thousands of peak-season flights – and flouting EU rules on offloaded passengers

EasyJet is overselling peak-season flights and telling some holidaymakers who bought tickets they must travel by circuitous routes to reach their destination

Armed farewell: British tourists leave Tunisia under heavy guard after the Sousse massacre

Tunisia tourism: Will holidaymakers ever return?

Simon Calder: The man who pays his way

Cross-channel: passengers are angry about Calais delays

Do the same rules of air travel apply to delayed ferry passengers?

Whatever the cause of the disruption, airline passengers are entitled to an unlimited duty of care

The attack in Tunisia killed 38 tourists, including 30 Britons

I have a holiday booked in Tunisia – what do I do now?

British tourists are being airlifted out of Tunisia after it was declare 'too dangerous' - but when will it be safe to go again? Simon Calder explains

Smile for the camera: tourists should still enjoy holidays to Greece this summer

Greece holidays: Meet me in the Tsipras Taverna

The man who pays his way

Tunisia attack: Emergency airlift to evacuate all British tourists underway after Foreign Office advice tells all to leave

Foreign Office has put Tunisia on the same alert level as Afghanistan, Somalia and Iraq

The injured treated in Sousse after the 26 June massacre; the FCO says the country guarantee another attack won’t occur

Tunisia attack: 3,000 British tourists airlifted out of country after Foreign Office declares it 'too dangerous'

The main tour operators are sending aircraft to the North African nation to bring back the British people who are there on package holidays

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