A report from Institute for Tourism Development Research has proven that there are thousands of tourguides certified with an official license over the years but travel companies are still struggling searching for qualified tourguides to integrate in their tour packages. With 16 official members are tour operators, the RTC Vietnam fully understands this matter and has formed a network of experienced tourguides in Hanoi to support RTC in tackling this shortage in tourism.

With the initiative of connecting the experienced tourguide group with students studying tourguide profession to share pratical experiences and create job oppotunities, RTC Vietnam offers a TOTALLY FREE short training course for students who possess a passion and love for representing Vietnam to travellers all around the world as a tourguide.

The training course designs for training apprentices for merely specialized topics. The training does not cover basic knowledge of tourguide profession and English speaking. As such, students are required to obtain basic information of tourguide and speak influent English.

Host: RTC Vietnam

Number of rewarded students: 15 students

Value inclusions:

  • Free training
  • Free RTC T-shirt
  • Certification with RTC recognation


  • You must currently be a student at an university
  • You must have your own motorbike (for the purpose of motorbike city tour)
  • Fluent in English (IELTS 5.5 or equivalent qualification)
  • Knowledgable in culture, history and news
  • Willing to learn, sense of humor is a priviledge

Structure of the training course:

  • Training on motorbike city tour
  • Training on pick-up and check-in hotel for customers
  • Training on professional manner and skills for tourguide when on tours
  • Practice on real tour with real customers

Benefits of the training course:

  • Practical experiences gained
  • Meet and exchange with experienced tourguides
  • Reaching out oppotunity to 16 travel companies in RTC for future career oppotunity
  • Job oppotunity offered by RTC’s official members right after the completion of the training course

How to apply?

Candidates need to send a curriculum vitae including a portrait picture to RTC’s e-mail address at [email protected] before 17:00, 07 Jun 2014.

RTC will choose 30 eligible candidates for the interview round. Eligible candidates will be receiving an email of comfirmation by 3 June with specific date for interview.

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Good luck to all candidates and looking forward to working with you on this interesting training!

Any questions, please contact our coordinator, Ms.Nguyễn Thị Lan Chi at[email protected] / 096 313 4410