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Hugo Martin

Hugo Martin covers the travel industries, including airlines and theme parks, 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.
At Universal, Harry Potter can vanquish Voldemort — but not high winds

Universal Studios is adding its Harry Potter light show with light-shining drones. But high winds kept the drones grounded during a preview, demonstrating that even Hogwarts magic can't overcome high winds.

JetBlue gives up gate slots at Long Beach Airport after city warning

JetBlue Airways has given up nearly a third of its gate slots at Long Beach Airport after being warned it was in danger of violating rules designed to prevent airlines from keeping competitors out. The airline also announced it will begin service from Boston and New York to London by 2021.

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