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.
30 January 2015 10:05 AM
The man who pays his way
30 January 2015 07:27 AM
Tourists warned of bus attacks in Israel - as Thai authorities step up drug-testing
29 January 2015 07:19 PM
Simon Calder answers the key questions
29 January 2015 01:54 PM
With the rules for withdrawing your money set to change this year, Simon Calder suggests some trips worth splashing out on
MH370: Malaysian government declares disappearance of jet an 'accident' and says everyone on board is 'dead'
29 January 2015 10:45 AM
Civil aviation chief breaks news with 'the heaviest heart and deepest sorrow'
28 January 2015 07:14 PM
Economy-class passengers will earn fewer points under radical changes
27 January 2015 04:45 PM
Rail travel through the Scottish Highlands is the best-loved in Britain
27 January 2015 03:07 PM
Dubai handled 70.5m international travellers to Heathrow's 68.1m in 2014
Inside Travel: Greece 2015 Q&A - should we cancel our Greek holiday? Are our flights safe? And what will we be spending there?
26 January 2015 09:49 PM
The election in Greece has triggered more political and economic instability in the euro zone, and great uncertainty about the year ahead. Around two million British holidaymakers visit the country annually. Should they reconsider? Simon Calder answers travellers’ concerns.
Weather NYC: Thousands of transatlantic travellers face serious disruption caused by New York winter storm 'Juno'
26 January 2015 07:42 AM
A dozen outbound flights from Heathrow to New York, Philadelphia and Boston have already been cancelled
Nigel Farage brands LGBT activists 'filth' and 'scum' and accuses them of scaring away his children after they invade his local pub
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Russia threatens Denmark with nuclear weapons if it tries to join Nato defence shield
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Germanwings plane crash live: Andreas Guenter Lubitz intentionally crashed flight 9525 into the Alps in act of mass murder and suicide – latest
- 1 Germanwings crash: Police make 'significant discovery' at home of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz
- 2 Germanwings captain Patrick Sondenheimer tried to break into locked cockpit door 'with an axe' as plane was descending
- 3 Zayn Malik already working on solo material, just days after quitting One Direction
- 4 The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
- 5 #FreeTheNipple: Women in Iceland bare breasts in solidarity with trolled student