Wonderful: Chinese Firm Sends 6,400 Employees To France On Vacation

Wonderful: Chinese Firm Sends 6,400 Employees To France On Vacation

By Sheryl Sanni | Staff Reporter on May 10, 2015
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The Tiens Group, a company based in China did the most surprising thing and paid for a four-day holiday to France for a total of 6,400 employees.

The company president, Li Jinyuan booked up to 140 hotels in Paris and more than 4,700 rooms in Cannes and Monaco for the trip.

According to the BBC, this is the biggest tour group to visit France and they were welcomed in the southern resort of Nice on Saturday, May 9, 2015. They got a private viewing of the Louvre museum and a mass visit to the Moulin Rouge cabaret show.

On Friday, May 8, 2015, the Guinness World Records’ inspectors watched the group line up on a beach to break the record for the longest “human-made phrase”.

Also according to local media, the group is expected to spend some €13m ($14.6m; £9.5m) in total during their stay.

“We have mobilised public services as well as tourism professionals, hotels, restaurants, shops and designer brands,” said Christian Mantel, head of tourism development agency Atout France. “So far everything has gone smoothly, the feedback has been extremely positive,” he said, as quoted by the Agence France-Presse news agency.

The tourists reportedly hired a total of 146 buses to drive them around for the duration of their holiday. The Tiens Group has business interests in a number of fields, including tourism, trade and cosmetics.

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