Nearly 140 contestants from 26 provinces and cities nationwide will join a contest to select best hotel receptionists in the tourism sector, according to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT). The event, which will be held from September 12-15 in Hanoi, is part of activities to celebrate the 1,000 th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi and National Tourism Year-Hanoi 2010. It aims to honour outstanding receptionists who have contributed to improving the quality of tourism services. The qualifying rounds, which include professional skills and foreign languages, will take place in Hanoi from September 12-14. The top ten contestants will go on to enter the final round scheduled for September 15.