Hugo Martín covers the travel industries, including airlines and theme parks, for the Los Angeles Times Business section. A native Californian, Martín 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.
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As the cruise ship industry tries to turn a corner on the pandemic, the Grand Princess will depart from the Port of L.A. on Saturday.
L.A. County will implement vaccine-or-testing requirements for large outdoor sporting events and theme parks as well as proof of vaccination at indoor bars, wineries, breweries and nightclubs.
COVID-19 has thwarted the expected return of business travel and pushed flight prices down — for now. Holiday travel bookings are already on the rise.
Under a new L.A. County health order set to be issued this week, such verification will be necessary for attendees of large theme parks and outdoor “mega events” — those with 10,000-plus attendees — starting Oct. 7.
La continua escasez de chips ha reducido el inventario de automóviles nuevos, lo que ha provocado una escasez de autos en renta que ha dificultado y encarecido los viajes. Es de esperar que el vehículo de alquiler sea más antiguo, si es que puede encontrar uno.
The Lake Tahoe-area ski resort Squaw Valley is adopting a new name after weighing criticisms that ‘squaw’ is a sexist slur against Indigenous women.
An ongoing chip shortage has reduced new car inventory, resulting in a rental car shortage that has made travel more difficult and more expensive. Expect a rental car that might be older -- if you can find one at all.
Good news for theme park fans: Wait times have dropped at Disneyland and California Adventure Park compared with before the pandemic.
Se espera que los conductores de California paguen un promedio de 4.39 dólares por galón, el precio más alto de la historia para el fin de semana del Día del Trabajo.
Drivers in California are expected to pay an average of $4.39 per gallon -- the highest price ever for Labor Day weekend.