Hugo Martín, Los Angeles Times

Hugo Martín

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Recent:
  • Los Angeles Times
  • chicagotribune.com
Past:
  • The Union-Tribune
  • The Miami Herald
  • Orlando Sentinel
  • Sun Sentinel
  • New York Daily News
  • The Morning Call
  • Hartford Courant
  • The Baltimore Sun

Recent articles by Hugo:

Grand Princess to set sail from L.A., first time since COVID

As the cruise ship industry tries to turn a corner on the pandemic, the Grand Princess will depart from the Port of L.A. on Saturday. → Read More

COVID vaccinations or negative test to be required at Dodger, SoFi stadium events

L.A. County will implement vaccine-or-testing requirements for large outdoor sporting events and theme parks as well as proof of vaccination at indoor bars, wineries, breweries and nightclubs. → Read More

Flight prices dip amid COVID. Will it impact holiday travel?

COVID-19 has thwarted the expected return of business travel and pushed flight prices down — for now. Holiday travel bookings are already on the rise. → Read More

Universal Studios, Six Flags visitors may have to show COVID-19 vaccine proof or test

Under a new L.A. County health order set to be issued this week, such verification will be necessary for attendees of large theme parks and outdoor “mega events” — those with 10,000-plus attendees — starting Oct. 7. → Read More

Renting a car will be a pain until at least 2022 (sorry, travelers)

The bad news is that the car shortage — and the headaches for car renters — won’t ease until 2022 or later, according to car rental industry experts. → Read More

Squaw Valley ski resort will retire 'racist' name

The Lake Tahoe-area ski resort Squaw Valley is adopting a new name after weighing criticisms that 'squaw' is a sexist slur against Indigenous women. → Read More

Renting a car will be a pain until at least 2022 (sorry, travelers)

An ongoing chip shortage has reduced new car inventory, resulting in a rental car shortage that has made travel more difficult and more expensive. Expect a rental car that might be older -- if you can find one at all. → Read More

Wait times at Disneyland and Universal Studios are way down

Good news for theme park fans: Wait times have dropped at Disneyland and California Adventure Park compared with before the pandemic. → Read More

Californians will pay highest gas prices ever for Labor Day weekend

Drivers in California are expected to pay an average of $4.39 per gallon -- the highest price ever for Labor Day weekend. → Read More

Airplane food is back, but it’s not like you remember

After cutting most food service during the pandemic, airlines are once again offering premium dishes such as miso-marinated cod, Greek chicken salad and braised short ribs to entice the big spenders who buy first- and business-class seats. → Read More

How COVID has changed airplane food and in-flight service

Premium meals are back on the menu at the nation's airlines after they pared back offerings for COVID-19 safety. Expect a different dining experience. → Read More

Airlines are helping in Afghanistan evacuations. How does that work?

The Biden administration has tapped U.S. air carriers to help in the evacuation of Afghanistan. Here’s how that works. → Read More

AECOM says it's moving from L.A. to 'talent magnet' Dallas

Engineering giant AECOM joins the list of big companies leaving California for Texas. → Read More

Disneyland to launch Genie apps with new fees to skip the long lines

Disney announced plans for a new mobile apps that will allow parkgoers, for an extra fee, to skip the wait for the most popular attractions. → Read More

Hollywood Boulevard is starting to bounce back. Thank American tourists

With international tourism languishing, businesses along Hollywood Boulevard are finding success courting domestic travelers. → Read More

United, Frontier, Hawaiian require employees to get vaccinated. Will passengers care?

United, Frontier and Hawaiian airlines now require employees be vaccinated. Will others follow? And will passengers care? → Read More

FAA urges prosecution for unruly passengers, end of ‘to-go’ liquor sales

Responding to a continued surge in unruly and hostile behavior on planes, the Federal Aviation Administration is urging airport concessionaires to stop selling liquor in to-go containers to passengers and calling on police to prosecute more fliers who cause onboard trouble. → Read More

FAA urges prosecution for unruly passengers, end of 'to-go' liquor sales

The FAA is asking airport concessions to stop selling liquor in "to-go" glasses to reduce unruly behavior on planes. Violent incidents on board airplanes, with resistance to mask rules a major factor. → Read More

Disneyland has a new annual pass program. Here’s everything you need to know

The new Disneyland Magic Key annual pass program, on sale starting Aug. 25, will require reservations, a change aimed at quelling overcrowding at the parks. → Read More

Flight attendants say airlines must do more to address unruly passengers

As air travel demand increases, a vast majority of flight attendants say they have dealt with unruly passengers and nearly 1 in 5 experienced a physical incident, including shoving, kicking seats and harassing flight crews at airports, according to a survey of flight attendants released Thursday. → Read More