This paper tries to explore the practical
situation of tour guides to demonstrate that the shortage
of tour guides impacts the sustainable destination
management in Vietnam. It is shown that tour guides at
many attractions in Vietnam like Danang, Ho Chi Minh
and Hanoi city are insufficient in both foreign language
ability and occupational skills, therefore leading to the
gap between the long-term tourism development and
labor forces. To achieve this objective, the author has
conducted the qualitative analysis, discussions with
members of Tour guide Association in Danang and
managers of Viettravel agency. By analyzing the
reliable data, the paper will look into the deep roots of
that situation and suggest some solutions for Vietnam to
improve the ability of tour guides in the future.
Keywords : Vietnamese Tour Guides, Shortage of Human Resource, Impacts.