Latest Simon Calder video diary
Statuesque: Grand Place is one of two central squares

Lille travel tips: Where to go and what to see in 48 hours

This northern French city has a stunning modernist mansion on its outskirts to complement its atmospheric Flemish old town. Simon Calder makes a return trip

Landing rights: if Heathrow gets a third runway, other people could get less sleep

Heathrow aircraft noise and why a drop in demand for air travel is unlikely

Simon Calder: The man who pays his way

Lost in France: stranded: passengers wait for information at Lille Europe station

Eurostar: From Channel hop to hostage drama

Simon Calder: The man who pays his way

Plane sailing? It's business as usual for Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines flight to Australia: Do you have any advice regarding my booking?

There is no expectation that the airline will close down - expect an announcement on the airline's future early in September

Lille Europe is a key transfer point for travellers from elsewhere in France. File photo

Eurostar closure: Dispatches from Lille Europe station, where travellers have been left stranded

The station is a key transfer point for travellers from elsewhere in France

Layers of history: the Cagliari cityscape tells its story

Cagliari travel tips: Where to go and what to see in 48 hours

Italy's Capital of Culture in 2015 has 25 centuries of heritage, with new flights from the UK making it even more accessible. Simon Calder is your guide

Light relief: sunrise and sunset are 19 hours apart in Shetland this midsummer weeekend
Dawlish, in Devon, is served by direct trains from Dundee

The 6.32 from Dundee: All aboard the Anglo-Scottish seaside special

The man who pays his way

Eleanor Hawkins

Malaysia tourist arrests: The woman caught posing naked on top of Mount Kinabalu should have respected local customs

Don’t rely on touristic immunity - it's their nation, their rules

Back to drachma? Greece is still an enticing prospect

Is it a bad idea to book a last-minute holiday to Greece?

What happens if it leaves the eurozone?

Seasons greetings: the award to Qatar of the 2022 World Cup could disrupt Christmas and New Year travel

Qatar World Cup: Why flight 2022 could leave you grounded

The man who pays his way

Airlines cancelled flights after Rome's Fiumicino airport caught fire

Travel insurance: Is it a fiddle when Rome airport burns?

The man who pays his way

British Airways' airplanes sit on the runway at London City Airport on March 17, 2010 in London, England

Bangkok cheaper to fly to than Benidorm at half-term after surge in Mediterranean air fares

On Ryanair it will cost more to reach Portugal than New York

Third time lucky: easyJet passengers finally reached Madeira after a 4,500-mile trip

Madeira mixup: Finding a Porto Santo in an Atlantic storm

The man who pays his way

Thomas Cook apologises to parents of the children who died on holiday in Corfu

'I, on behalf of Thomas Cook, want to reiterate our deepest sympathy and sorrow.'

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