MTA bids farewell to long serv­ing Ger­man In­for­ma­tion Of­fi­cer

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

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”.

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