A great guide can really bring a country to life and we spend a good deal of time training our guides in Southeast Asia.
Each year we collate all the client feedback from the previous year to draw up our list of preferred guides for the coming season. This time we decided to take things a step further and invited the guide with the best feedback from each country within Southeast Asia to attend an awards ceremony to receive their award in person.
Our partners in Vietnam offered to host the event and on the weekend of 3rd-5th June all the planning became a reality as 21 guests from all over Southeast Asia arrived in Saigon. We were treated to a fantastic welcome dinner on the Friday night.
Saturday started with a city tour, another sumptuous meal at lunchtime and then an afternoon of presentations and workshop activity before the awards were given out to the deserving guides.
The farewell dinner involved yet more delicious Vietnamese food, as well as traditional music and dancing and then some audience participation with people from each country getting up to present entertainment from their homeland.
The whole event was fantastically organised by our Vietnamese partners, and enjoyed by all participants.
Here is a list of the winners
|Mr Darapolrith Mea||Cambodia|
|Ms Margaret Low||Singapore|
|Mr Komsam Suwannarat (Jerry)||Thailand|
|Mr I Made Mawa Usadha||Indonesia|
|Mr Ab. Za’abar Bin Ab. Bari (Zeb)||Malaysia|
|Mr Jonathan Koh Boon Jing||Malaysian Borneo|
|Mr Nguyen Van Loc||Vietnam|
|Ms Tran Thi Hong Van||Vietnam|
|Mr Phan Anh Ly||Vietnam|
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