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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 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.
Snow levels rise at California ski resorts, and so do lift prices

Lift ticket prices at California resorts have increased by as much as 15% this year over last year.

L.A. County Fair will keep a lid on entrance prices

The Los Angeles County Fair announced it would not raise ticket prices this summer in a effort to boost attendance. The fair will also keep a popular $6.60 meal package that was offered last year.

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