Tourists Could Soon See Notre Dame’s Facade as Summer Ramps Up

The Associated Press

Notre Dame is still rebuilding, but tourists may be able to view the facade as soon as end of June. Individual donors have stepped up with cash contributions for the vast undertaking. The Associated Press

Skift Take: Millions of people visit Notre Dame each year, and it’s heartening that reconstruction continues apace despite cash delays from wealthy donors. Visitors of the Paris icon could see the famous cathedral’s facade as soon as end of June. Revealing the facade once again is a smart move, in time for high season and to keep those individual donations coming for the vast rebuild.

— Raini Hamdi

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Executive Q&A: MGallery Hotel Collection Proves the Power of Storytelling in Luxury Hospitality

Skift Take: The definition of high-end hospitality has evolved over the last few years and has taken on different meanings to different audiences. At the MGallery Hotel Collection, this means finding inspiring ways to engage global explorers while carefully balancing the brand’s approach to storytelling, history, and aesthetics.

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Philippine Airlines Names Tycoon’s Daughter New Chief

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Philippine Airlines Airbus A320-214. Lasta29 / Flickr

Skift Take: No one should be surprised that Vivienne K. Tan has taken over the top post, but it could’ve been done more stylishly. Aside from the boardroom drama, PAL is interesting to watch as it undergoes an internal shake-up led by a new younger chief. And — at last — a female airline chief.

— Maria Stella F. Arnaldo

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Philippines Airlines Names Tycoon’s Daughter New President

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Philippine Airlines Airbus A320-214. Lasta29 / Flickr

Skift Take: No one should be surprised that Vivienne K. Tan has taken over the top post, but it could’ve been done more stylishly. Aside from the boardroom drama, PAL is interesting to watch as it undergoes an internal shake-up led by a new younger chief. And — at last — a female airline chief.

— Maria Stella F. Arnaldo

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Cuban Property Owners Sue Expedia For Profiting From Seized Hotels

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Noah Friedman-Rudovsky / Bloomberg

Skift Take: Exiled Cuban property owners allege that Expedia’s Trivago profited from holdings that were seized during Fidel Castro’s rule. It’s just the latest twist to come as a result of President Donald Trump’s historic upending of U.S.-Cuba foreign policy. The Trump Administration’s support of such lawsuits could be a serious blow to American companies operating in Cuba.

— Rosie Spinks

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