MTA bids farewell to long serving German Information Officer
The Malta Tourism Authority has announced that Michael Blair, who for the past 25 years has worked with NTOM and then MTA, shall be retiring in December.
Mr Blair, who hails from Chicago, but lived and got married in Germany, began his employment back in 1992 with the MTA’s predecessor, the National Tourism Organisation of Malta. At this point in time, the German office only consisted of a Director, Accountant and Marketing Assistant. Soon after his start, Michael quickly became known as the ‘good soul’ of the office.
During his 25 year career, Michael provided consumers with excellent consulting and informational material relating to the Maltese Islands. Michael was also responsible for the co-ordination of fairs taking place in Germany, the organisation of various logistics and the overall Frankfurt office’s IT support single-handedly.
Michael commented that during his upcoming well-deserved retirement, he will enjoy spending time with his family and travelling. However, he admitted that he will miss working in the office with his great colleagues as well as Malta, in particular the friendliness of the people and the island’s rich history.
Peter Cauchi, MTA Director Germany, Austria & Switzerland, said “Not only will the German and Maltese MTA teams sorely miss him, but so will all the German agencies that have had the pleasure of dealing with Michael over these past 25 years”.