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Fifteen tour guides battle it out for top award

In Uncategorized on August 17, 2010 at 3:23 pm




Fifteen tour guides battle it out for top award


QĐND – Tuesday, August 17, 2010, 22:5 (GMT+7)

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 speaking contest.


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 tourism industry.


Source: VNA


Source: QDND

Fifteen tour guides battle it out for top award

In Uncategorized on August 17, 2010 at 3:21 pm

Fifteen tour guides have gathered to compete in the final round of the second National Tour Guide Competition held in Hanoi on August 15.

Excellent competitors at the award giving ceremonyThe 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 speaking contest.

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 VND4 million 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 honor tour guides and reward those who excelled at their job, helping contribute towards improving the Vietnamese tourism industry.

Source: SGGP

Tour guides show off their skills

In Uncategorized on August 16, 2010 at 7:22 pm




Tour guides show off their skills


QĐND – Monday, August 16, 2010, 20:33 (GMT+7)

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 the contest.


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 economic affairs.


Source: VOV


Source: QDND

Over 1,300 tour guides apply for processional cards

In Uncategorized on July 31, 2010 at 7:19 pm




Over 1,300 tour guides apply for processional cards


QĐND – Saturday, July 31, 2010, 21:30 (GMT+7)

More than 1,300 tour guides in HCMC have put their names down at the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism to change their practicing cards for new professional ones, a tourism official said.


The official of the Travel Division under the department said that of the total, over 900 are holders of cards that allow them to guide international tourists, and over 400 tour guides who are serving local travelers without cards.


Under the law, the tour guide will receive the new card within 15 working days, though the official said, “We have yet to issue any new cards to the tour guides.”


According to the division, the city had 1,680 tour guides for foreign tourists and a big number of tour guides for domestic travelers. Under the new tourism law, these tour guides have to apply for new cards or lose their operation permits.


The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) early this month told provincial departments of culture, sports and tourism to issue new cards for professional tour guides to replace paper-based cards, and the change should be completed by August.


* In related news, the HCMC Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism this Friday and Sunday will organize the final round of a contest to select best tour guides of the city.


A total 21 tour guides from 11 travel companies along with two freelance tour guides will compete in the final round. These tour guides have been selected from those of 300 travel companies in HCMC, and ten best tour guides of the city will compete in the national tour guide contest in Hanoi next month.


Source: VietNamNet/SGT


 


Source: QDND