Fifteen outstanding tour guides from travel agents
across the country attended the final round of a contest held in Hanoi on August
15 by the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism to honour the profession
and set standards for tourism.
The participants, selected from more than 50 candidates from 14 key tourist
cities and provinces, competed in many different fields of activity.
Saigontourist travel agency continued to assert its leading position among
Vietnam’s travel companies with its candidates securing the highest awards at
First prize went to the company’s Huynh Cong Hieu, who also won the title for
giving the most interesting narration in a video clip on Hoi An ancient town.
Hieu received VND5 million in cash and a tourist package to the Republic of
Korea for two people.
Another candidate from Saigontourist, Nguyen Quynh, came in second and also
secured the talent event. Another second prize was presented to Nguyen Hong
Nguyen from Hanoitourist.
This is the second time such a contest has been held by the Vietnam National
Administration of Tourism; the first one was held in 2000.
The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism prepared a bank of 150 thorny
questions for the contest, one third of which were situational. The candidates
need to be experienced and have a broad knowledge of cultural, social and