Fifteen tour guides have gathered to compete in
the final round of the second National Tour Guide Competition held in Hanoi on
August 15. The 15 shortlist contestants were selected from 50 candidates from 14
cities and provinces nationwide. They have performed in a range of categories,
including video tape dubbing, questions and answer session, and foreign-language
Tour guide Huynh Cong Hieu from the Saigontourist won first prize, worth 5
million VND and a tour package for two people to the Republic of Korea . He also
won the best dubbing award thanks to his presentation on Hoi An Town.
Runners-up Nguyen Hong Nguyen from Hanoitourist and Nguyen Quynh from the
Saigontourist won 4 million VND cash prizes and a trip for two people to
Malaysia and Singapore.
Vice general director of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism Nguyen
Manh Cuong said the competition aimed to honour tour guides and reward those who
excelled at their job, helping contribute towards improving the Vietnamese