My guiding career really started from 1998, when I started working for AN TOURIST from Ho Chi Minh city, The first travel company, I had travelled consecutively right when I was recruited and travelled throughout Vietnam.
2000, stopped working for AN TOURIST and working as Freelancer in Saigon
2001-2005 joining BUFFALO TOURS VIETNAM as Tour Operation Manager in Ho Chi Minh city
During this time, my major work is operating tours as one man office, but I was requested being tour leader now and then for Imaginative Travellers, Travel Bags, and was chosen as first Vietnamese English tour leader on a test trip from Intrepid travel, from the trip result, that roams intrepid finally choose Vietnamese as English Speaking tour leader for all trips in Vietnam.
2006: signed out with Buffalo tours and founded the Asiana Travel Mate with other 2 friends. from this time, have not go on guiding trip except some FAM trips to international travel companies and Video filming projects...
2009 - Now: Move to Hue Imperial citadel and has beeing living here sine then and still working on tourism management level.
Late 2015, connect with Luxembourg Dev in Hue city and working on 3 Community-based Eco-Tourism, the projects are under initial developing.
25/12/2016 initiate the online community Travel gateway www.anvietnam.com as a place where tour guides, community travel source can connect directly to travellers " Connecting and empower People"
- 19-year English speaking tour guide/leader
- Tourist Guide Training Course
- ILO and UNESCO Heritage Guide Training course
- Tour Leader for Intrepid, Travel bags, Imaginative Travellers
- Leading Inbound group to Laos, Cambodia
- Leading outbound travel to England, Swiss Land, Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore
Type of Travel Guiding
- Private sight seeings all Vietnam and Indochina,
- Photo hunting,
- Trekking up to 5 days in jungle,
- Cycling tours up to 3 days,
- Snorkelling and Diving,
- Kayaking up to full day,
- Student travel and travel hunting,
- Mice and Incentive up to 500 travellers a time,
- Cruise ship,
- Bussiness and interpreter trip,
My Travel Lifetime Images:
The most honouring trip was guiding the delegation from San Francisco City Hall visiting Ho Chi Minh City Hall and the South Vietnam
The fondest trip was with Annie and Martin from Belgium, who became my parents in the last 18 years.
Richard Copeland Miller who was travelling with me for 3 times as the family, friend, photo hunting trip ... The Brother from America, It was not tipping he gave, ( up to USD 5K) but the Humanity that we shared during 3 trips.
Travel management and achievements:
- Leading Assia Travel Mate as winner of The Guide Awards, Vietnam Best Tour Operator from 2011-2015
- An Excellent Bussiness Person in Hue city 2016 for being innovative, creative and community travel works ...
and numbers of personal achievement towards community and travel developments.