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 May 2014 02:00 PM
Last time Heathrow unveiled a shiny new terminal, triumph turned to disaster within minutes.
30 May 2014 11:57 AM
England fans wanting to soak up World Cup fever can still get there on a (reasonable) budget
29 May 2014 06:44 PM
When the boss of a major international airline is obliged to make an official announcement of “business as usual”, it is a sure sign that not all is well.
24 May 2014 12:00 AM
23 May 2014 08:59 AM
Thailand's military has taken control of the country. But what does this mean for people holidaying there?
22 May 2014 05:17 PM
Tourists in Bangkok, and people with imminent travel plans to Thailand, are watching the increasing political turmoil in the country with growing alarm following the army's coup d'etat.
17 May 2014 12:00 AM
17 May 2014 12:00 AM
16 May 2014 06:44 PM
15 May 2014 09:33 AM
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