Hosts Heroes: Michael Dalton, CIS
ABOUT MICHAEL DALTON, CIS
Name: MICHAEL DALTON
Title: DIRECTOR OF SALES
Company: MOLONEY & KELLY
Location: DUBLIN, IRELAND
Michael worked all over the world in Atlanta, Crete, Gran Canaria and Cyprus, before settling back home in his native Ireland as Director of Sales with Moloney & Kelly. He started off with a degree in Business & Event Management with Tourism and an Honours Degree in Hospitality, Tourism & Sports Management before gaining wide and varied industry experience in the field. Like many people who work at DMCs, Michael didn’t know what one was until he started. He quickly realized that it was the perfect combination of all the things he loved about the previous roles and experiences he’s had. Michael takes great pride in getting to share the amazing country that he grew up in with the rest of the world.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOUR DESTINATION?
“I’m going to cheat and say two things…The Irish People and incredible food!!! The people are so warm and friendly here. Nobody is ever a stranger, just a friend they haven’t met yet. We constantly here feedback from clients that we don’t shout about how incredible the food is and that is always the biggest surprise. The fresh farm produce, natural seafood and wonderful flavors have been delighting our clients for years.”
IF YOU HAD TO CHOOSE ONE WORD TO DESCRIBE YOUR DMC – WHAT WOULD IT BE AND WHY?
“RELIABLE – we are always there to help our clients. Our knowledge & relationships benefit our clients significantly in accessing the very best that Ireland has to offer. Our friendly, fun staff truly care and realize that each client and attendee has worked extremely hard to earn their place on an incentive program, and that they are here to be rewarded for that work. We work closely with our partners to provide reliable, personalized experience.
WHO IS YOUR HERO?
“Wow… Okay. There are so many people I admire and respect both in our industry, personally and in the public eye. But really one person came straight to mind… Archie Thomson – My 4 Year Old God Son. He was diagnosed with Moderate Autism from an early age and constantly amazes me with his abilities. He’s obsessed with Batman and works an iPad better than anyone I’ve ever met. He’s a natural born entertainer – loves singing, dancing and eating sweeties!”
WHY HE IS OUR HERO…
Michael’s dedication and comittment to his clients and his team is unwaivering! His energy and passion for hospitality is abundent, and he exhibits the H Factor day in and day out.