A Chinese billionaire has taken 6,400 of his employees on a holiday to France, which included a world-record breaking human chain in the Cote D’Azur.
Li Jinyuan, Chairman of Tiens Group Company, booked 140 hotels in Paris where his employees visited the Louvre and other cultural sites in one of the world’s most famous cities.
The enormous tourist group then made their way to the famous Cote D’Azur in the south of France, where Li Jinyuan booked 4,760 rooms in 79 four-and five-star hotels in Cannes and Monaco.
1. Li Jinyuan, 57, is listed as a billionaire on the Forbes rich list and took more than half of his staff to the region to celebrate the 20-year anniversary of the founding of the company.
2. The Louvre, pictured, is arguably the most famous art gallery in the world and France is the most visited country in the world, according to the UN. Figures show that 1.7 million people visited from China in 2013.
No fewer than 147 buses were needed to take the tourists from their hotels to the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, where Guinness World Record representatives awaited to validate the world’s biggest ever human chain.
The 6,400 tourists arranged themselves in a way to spell out the phrase “Tiens’ dream is Nice in the Cote d’Azur”, in celebration of 20 years of partnership between the Chinese group and the French region.
In all, the all-expenses-paid employee trip has cost Mr. Li 33 million euros.
3. It took 147 buses to take the tourists from their hotels to the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, where Guinness World Record officials where on hand to validate the world’s biggest ever human chain.
4. The Tiens Group Company Chairman Li Jinyuan booked up 140 hotels in Paris where the group visited the Louvre and various cultural sites in the capital.
5. The 6,400 employees arranged themselves to spell out the phrase “Tiens’ dream is Nice in the Cote d’Azur”, to celebrate 20 years of partnership between the Chinese company and the French region.
The tourists were expected to spend 13 million euros in Paris, while visiting the Eiffel Tower, the Arc De Triomphe and the Louvre.
Nice was expected to be the beneficiary of 20 million euros thanks to the visit. Many of the guests stayed in hotels Cannes, where the famous movie festival will be held next week, and Monaco, famous for being a playground of the rich and famous.
According to the Forbes rich list, Li Jinyuan is a billionaire. He took more than half of his entire staff to France to celebrate the 20-year anniversary of the founding of the company.
6. The huge group then made their way to the glamorous Cote D’Azur, where Li Jinyuan booked 4,760 rooms in 79 four-and five-star hotels in Cannes and Monaco.
7. France is expected to be 33 million Euros better off thanks to the all-expenses-paid staff trip. They’re estimated to have spent 20 million in Nice alone.
8. In 2013, the vast majority of visitors to France were from other European countries, but about 3.1 million came from the United States and 1.7 million from China.
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