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.
  • How I Made It
She was too short to be a flight attendant. Now she runs the world's largest cruise line

Christine Duffy is president of Carnival Cruise Line, the largest cruise company in the world, with 26 ships.

Free passes and canoe races: Wages may be low but little-known perks make working at a theme park more attractive

Theme parks offer some unusual benefits to employees that help keep them working despite pay that isn't much higher than minimum wage. A recent labor dispute between workers and the Disneyland Resort was prolonged because of threats that favorite employee perks were going to be eliminated.