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Hugo Martin

Writer

Hugo Martin covers the travel industries, including airlines and theme parks, for the Los Angeles Times Business section. A native Californian, Martin was part of the Metro staff that won three Pulitzer Prizes in 1993, 1995 and 1998. He was also on the Travel section staff that won the Lowell Thomas Award from the Society of American Travel Writers in 2008. He is an avid outdoorsman, gardener and Lakers fan.

Recent Articles

  • New hotel aims to be perfect fit for fitness crowd

    Major hotel chains have long tried to appeal to health-conscious travelers by putting fruit and bran muffins in the breakfast buffet, handing out maps to nearby walking paths or offering access to a hotel gym, among other tactics. InterContinental Hotels Group, one of the world's largest hotel companies,...

  • Survey finds TSA ranks among travelers' top annoyances

    On the 10th anniversary of the Transportation Security Administration, a new survey has found that the airport screening process remains among the top frustrations for most air travelers. The security procedures yielded four of the top five annoyances of passengers asked to list their top frustrations...

  • Survey finds TSA ranks among travelers' top annoyances

    Survey finds TSA ranks among travelers' top annoyances

  • FOR SAIL: RESIDENCES ON LUXURY CRUISE SHIP

    HOMES START AT $3.7M TO LIVE, TRAVEL WORLDWIDE ON UTOPIA

  • REALITY TV DRAWS TOURISTS TO NEW ATTRACTIONS

    LOS ANGELES -- Move over, Grauman's Chinese Theatre. The hot new Southern California tourist attractions are the restaurants, boutiques and tattoo parlors where some of reality television's most popular shows are filmed. Tourists from as far away as Germany fly in to visit the West Hollywood tattoo...

  • Some passengers can't handle ocean's motion

    At some point, almost every traveler experiences seasickness or some other form of motion sickness. Mal de mer, as the French call it, is so common on cruise ships that some lines dispense anti-nausea pills free of charge. Remember, your vulnerability to seasickness is not a reflection of your...

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