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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.
Alaska Airlines adopts a tougher policy for emotional support animals

Passengers must provide documentation that shows a pet is healthy and well behaved and is needed to support the passenger.

Welcome to L.A.'s luxury hotel boom, featuring $20,000 suites and James Bond exotic cars

During the Great Recession, developers built budget hotels or overhauled mid-scale inns. But now that travel demand is at record levels, luxury is back. The $200-million Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills gave the L.A. region seven five-star hotels, second in the nation only to New York.

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