Simon Calder

Simon Calder

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    Simon Calder is an English travel writer and broadcaster, currently senior travel editor for The Independent newspaper.

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Easter travel: Rail and Tube closures set to disrupt travelling plans
Easter travel: Rail and Tube closures set to disrupt travelling plans
... Simon Calder, travel editor at The Independent newspaper added: " Far more people [are] travelling at weekends now than during the week and now they find they can t go anyway and that s something Network Rail has to address... 2022-04-06 09:25:04
UK expected to remove all 11 countries from red list
UK expected to remove all 11 countries from red list
... Travel expert Simon Calder tweeted: " Key point: will people currently in now pointless hotel quarantine be able to leave? " Strong rumour that red list will be emptied at 4am tomorrow, meaning no more hotel quarantine from South Africa, Nigeria and nine other African countries... 2021-12-14 16:55:02
Go to "Split ticket" rail-rates the mainstream, experts say
Go to "Split ticket" rail-rates the mainstream, experts say
... the travel journalist Simon Calder told BBC News "split ticketing" was not a new concept, but had to act so far only by a well-informed group of passengers... 2020-02-16 10:01:42
Ayia Napa: mother sentenced Briton secures Cyprus boycott
Ayia Napa: mother sentenced Briton secures Cyprus boycott
... "The Independent travel editor, Simon Calder, said about one in three visitors to Cyprus, the British, with more than 1... 2020-02-16 09:42:43
Georgia Toffolo: Can a damaged passport ruin your holiday?
Georgia Toffolo: Can a damaged passport ruin your holiday?
... Possible issues could include: Why is a damaged passport a big deal? Travel expert Simon Calder says: "The main problem that travellers encounter with frontier officials is if there is damage to the photo page in the passport... 2020-02-16 09:26:13
UK tourist  shot dead  in robbery in Argentina
UK tourist shot dead in robbery in Argentina
... Travel expert Simon Calder told the BBC that crime in parts of Latin America is "opportunist"... 2020-02-16 09:11:52
Volcano tourism in the spotlight after New Zealand eruption
Volcano tourism in the spotlight after New Zealand eruption
... "Getting close to volcanoes offers a rare opportunity to experience the power of the restless earth: the smouldering, seething release of pressure from the brittle crust of earth caused by the crush of tectonic plates," says travel journalist Simon Calder... 2020-02-16 09:06:28
Saudi Arabia: unmarried foreign couples can now rent, hotel, room
Saudi Arabia: unmarried foreign couples can now rent, hotel, room
... But said these changes were overshadowed by the highly controversial issues, including the Simon Calder, senior travel editor at The Independent, that the relaxation of the visa regime would be likely to increase the number of people travelling to the Kingdom... 2020-02-16 06:54:18
Thomas Cook customer, to fly home after the company collapses
Thomas Cook customer, to fly home after the company collapses
... Speaking on BBC News from Manchester airport, travel expert Simon Calder, said Thomas Cook "was not ready for the 21st century"... 2020-02-16 06:29:38
Thomas Cook collapses as last-ditch rescue talks fail
Thomas Cook collapses as last-ditch rescue talks fail
... Speaking to BBC News from Manchester airport, travel expert Simon Calder said Thomas Cook "wasn t ready for the 21st Century"... 2020-02-16 06:29:04
Thomas Cook told extra funds needed to seal rescue
Thomas Cook told extra funds needed to seal rescue
... Travel expert Simon Calder said all Thomas Cook flights in and out of the UK were running normally on Saturday morning, and travel agencies would be opening at the usual times... 2020-02-16 06:23:36
French air traffic control  outage  delays UK flights
French air traffic control outage delays UK flights
... Travel expert Simon Calder said: "France is absolutely at the heart of European air traffic control - some 60% of all EasyJet flights to anywhere go over French territory... 2020-02-16 05:49:44
British Airways strikes: Cancelled flights back on after  email error
British Airways strikes: Cancelled flights back on after email error
... Travel expert Simon Calder said two days of strikes had turned into five successive days of cancellations because BA would not send a flight to, for example, Hong Kong, if a pilot was going to go on strike the next day... 2020-02-16 05:37:32
British Airways strike causes five days of flight cancellations
British Airways strike causes five days of flight cancellations
... Travel expert Simon Calder explained two days of strikes had turned into five successive days of cancellations because BA would not send a flight to, for example, Hong Kong, if a pilot was going to go on strike the next day... 2020-02-16 05:37:04
Passengers seek flights after Flybmi ceases operations
Passengers seek flights after Flybmi ceases operations
... "Travel expert Simon Calder told BBC News: "Small airlines which do not have the weight of their bigger rivals are particularly vulnerable," he said... 2020-02-16 03:06:59
Airline Flybmi files for administration
Airline Flybmi files for administration
... Travel expert Simon Calder told BBC News it had been an "extremely difficult winter" for many airlines... 2020-02-16 03:06:10
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