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Updated: 20th March 2017

Tour group and guide in Delhi - On The Go Tours

Our Annual Tour Guide Awards

Our coveted tour leader awards recognise our best seven tour guides in our Signature destinations. The awards are judged primarily on feedback from our travellers, collected over the course of the year. Winners are then announced sometime in March the following year. The well-deserved winners get a complimentary holiday to another one of our destinations and get to sample the great work done by the rest of our tour guides elsewhere.

2017 Winners...coming soon!

It's that time of year again and very shortly we'll be announcing the winners of our 2017 Tour Leader of the Year awards in March. Stay tuned folks!

We will be running our tour guide awards every year so if you’ve been impressed with your guide, be sure to leave us a review of your tour and let us know what you enjoyed most about your guide.

2016 Winners

Here are the results from our 2016 Tour Guide of the Year Awards. We did things a little differently in 2016 and alongside our six winners we've also crowned a Global Tour Guide of the Year. The winner of this new accolade is Momo from Egypt. A huge congratulations to all our winners.

Hung in Vietnam - Tour Guide of the Year 2016 - On The Go Tours

Hung wins in Vietnam

In Vietnam, Hung Chi Do took first place. Hung began his career as a guide over 10 years ago and is one of our more recent recruits, starting with On The Go Tours in March 2015. He's clearly hit the ground running to make it onto our winners list just a year later.

Hung says of this job: "I've been a tour guide for the last 10 years and I love my job with a passion. I get to travel intensively throughout Vietnam, my home, and share with clients - who become my friends - the fascinating culture, rich history, stunning scenery and delicious food." Hung will be heading to Russia next year to explore the historic cities of St. Petersburg and Moscow.

Feng Xinwen in China - Tour Guide of the Year 2016 - On The Go Tours

Feng wins in China

We’re pleased to announce Feng Xinwen as the deserved winner of our tour guide awards in China. Feng has been a guide since 2004 and has been sharing her knowledge and passion for her country with On The Go travellers for an impressive 10 years.

Feng says of her job: "I love taking my new friends through China, exploring and sharing stories with them. No matter how hard or tiring it is, I just love to see the smiles of people on tour and hear their laughter, enjoying my country." Next year Feng will get to experience India as her prize.

Sal in Egypt - Tour Guide of the Year 2016 - On The Go Tours

Sal wins in Egypt

We’re excited to reveal Saleeb Mikaeel as the deserved winner for Egypt. Guiding has become a way of life for Sal, starting his career 25 years ago and regaling On The Go travellers with stories of ancient Egypt for the last 15 years.

Sal says about his job: "Being a tour guide is like being a father of a family, looking after them, giving them knowledge and experience. Trust is the foundation of a tour guide job, creating smiles on the faces and hearts of his family. This is why I love my job as a tour guide." As the winner in Egypt in 2016, Sal is off to enjoy the highlights of Vietnam.

Aktar in Sri Lanka - Tour Guide of the Year 2016 - On The Go Tours

Akthar wins in Sri Lanka

Our winner from Sri Lanka is Akthar. He began guiding with On The Go Tours in 2014, taking delight in showing our travellers Sri Lanka's incredible monuments and natural beauty from the Cultural Triangle to the coast. He's been guiding for an impressive 30 years.

Here’s what he loves about guiding: "Guiding for me is happily more than work, it gives me the chance to communicate with people from all over the world and understand other people’s culture. I also get to introduce my beautiful country to those people." As one of this year's winners Akthar is off to Egypt to discover its many treasures.

Yusuf in India - Tour Guide of the Year 2016 - On The Go Tours

Yusuf wins in India

Our tour guide of the year for India is Yusuf who has been working as a guide for 16 years with 11 of those spent with On The Go Tours.

Yusuf says about guiding: "Being a tour guide is more like a passion for me, I don't feel like it's work. I love showing my beautiful country to our guests while creating lasting and meaningful memories. I can't imagine anything more worthwhile than doing what I love most." As our 2016 winner in India, Yusuf will be heading to Sri Lanka.

Dasha in Russia - Tour Guide of the Year 2016 - On The Go Tours

Dasha wins in Russia

This year sees Dasha claim top spot in Russia. A passionate guide that inspires travellers, Dasha started working as a guide five years ago and has spent three of those working with On The Go Tours.

Here’s what she loves most about guiding: "My favourite thing about my job is the opportunity to share Russian history, culture and traditions with the guests of my country. My favourite tour is Russian Revolution where along with the big cities, travellers get to visit the provincial and ancient town of Novgorod." As our 2016 winner in Russia, Dasha will be travelling with us to discover the wonders of China.

Momo in Egypt 2 - Tour Guide of the Year 2016 - On The Go Tours
GLOBAL TOUR GUIDE OF THE YEAR

Momo wins in Egypt

And our winner of the new Global Tour Guide of the Year award is Momo from Egypt! Like many of our guides in Egypt, Momo has been with us for quite a while now and as more and more travellers head back to the ancient land of the pharaohs, the more and more excellent feedback we receive about our guides.

Momo says of his job: "I love meeting people from all different walks of life, cultures and backgrounds. It gives me immense pleasure teaching people about Egypt's history, guiding them through the ancient times and showing them my culture." As our global winner Momo will be travelling to Sri Lanka and get to take a friend or loved one along for the ride.

2015 Winners

A new crop of winners were announced in 2015, our second year of tour guide awards. The worthy winners were:

  • Phan Ngoc Duong (Jonny) in Vietnam
  • Tong Aizheng (Stephanie) in China
  • Mohamed Saiid (Momo) in Egypt
  • Ogla Al-Nawafleh in Jordan
  • Satendra (Sat) Sharma in India
  • Natalia Abrosimova in Russia
  • Recep Aydin in Turkey

Each winner got to travel to another of our Signature destinations and experience what it's like as an On The Go traveller for a change.

2014 Winners

In 2014 we introduced our first ever Tour Guide of the Year awards and our seven deserving winners from our Signature destinations were:

  • Nguyen Quoc Anh (Anh) in Vietnam
  • Feng Xinwen in China
  • Haytham Youssry in Egypt
  • Jamileh Mohammed in Jordan
  • Yusuf Khan in India
  • Tatiana Sukhorutchenko in Russia
  • Metin Edzi in Turkey

They all had a great time on the trips they won as their reward.

Anh and Haytham Pyramids

Tourism in Egypt has been hit hard and it's not easy committing to years of study to qualify as an Egyptologist guide. So we have launched a new initiative in Egypt where we sponsor one of our talented transfer reps through university, at the end of which they will be a fully qualified guide, well versed in Egyptology. This year we've sponsored Sherif Fawzy in becoming an Egyptologist and he has recently received his guiding license. Previously our Field Manager in Cairo, Sherif, is now ready to start leading our King Tutankhamen and King Ramses tours, sharing his knowledge and passion for Egypt with the lucky travellers.

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