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.
Two massacres in three months… so why does the Foreign Office insist Tunisia is no more dangerous than Spain or the Dordogne?
29 June 2015 01:36 PM
Even after two massacres of tourists to Tunisia, the latest Foreign Office advice stops short of putting it on the government’s holiday blacklist
29 June 2015 12:14 AM
Tui is imposing normal cancellation conditions for trips from August onwards
28 June 2015 08:49 PM
Tour operators are trying to bring back tourists who want to head home early
Tunisia hotel attacks: Government warns of more potential threats to tourists - but stops short of ordering evacuation
28 June 2015 12:32 AM
Foreign Office update will have been greeted with relief by Tunisia's fragile tourist industry
Tunisia hotel attack Q&A: Does the atrocity indicate a new trend among terrorists? How does this change our mindset on travel?
27 June 2015 10:10 AM
The horror of a holiday beach turning into a battle zone has raised many questions about Tunisia as a destination - and the possible risks in other holiday locations.
26 June 2015 06:09 PM
It is the worst slaughter of holidaymakers since the Luxor attack of 1997
26 June 2015 05:05 PM
At least 28 people are reported to have died, including Britons
26 June 2015 09:35 AM
Simon Calder: The man who pays his way
Network Rail's decision to shelve rail projects due to failures in modernisation plan provokes furious reaction
25 June 2015 06:38 PM
'Britain's railways will be jammed in the slow lane all the time - they are nothing more than a money making racket for the private sector'
24 June 2015 12:05 PM
Transport Minister Robert Goodwill says he fears 'we’ve got more trouble to come'
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
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