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Hugo Martin

Hugo Martin covers the travel industries, including airlines and theme parks, and writes the weekly Travel Briefcase column for the 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.
New San Gabriel Sheraton offers robots and high-end food to attract Chinese tourists

The Sheraton Los Angeles San Gabriel is designed to draw in Chinese visitors. The hotel includes WeChat services, a Mandarin-speaking concierge and robots.

American Airlines subsidiary workers say they must take food stamps, sell blood to get by

Employees of Envoy Air, a subsidiary of American Airlines, say many of them must accept public assistance to make ends meet.

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