A Chinese tycoon has taken 6,400 employees on holiday to France for company’s 20th birthday on May 11, 2015. Tiens Group Company Chairman Li Jinyuan booked up 140 hotels in Paris where this super tour group visited the Louvre Museum and Eiffel Tower. In order to make more space for this biggest Chinese tour group, Galeries Lafayette which is well-known for the sale of luxury goods, announced unexpectedly that other shoppers were not allowed in.
After staying in Paris for two days, they headed to the Promenade des Anglais in the southern resort town of Nice where they spelled out the phrase “Tiens’ dream is Nice in the Cote d’Azur”. According to authoritative attestation from Guinness World Record officials, the phrase created by more than 6,000 employees with their bodies broke record to be the longest human-made phrase visible from the sky.
Li Jinyuan, Tiens Group Company Chairman, booked 4,760 rooms in 79 four-and five-star hotels of Cannes and Monaco. Besides, 146 special tour buses were required to drive them around. The city of Nice was estimated to be some 20 million euros ($22.5 million) better off for the mass visit.
In order to make arrangement for those visitors, 140 hotels including 30,000 beds in total in Paris and Nice need to be booked, and over 7,600 train tickets need to be purchased. On Friday, French railway company specially added two high-speed trains for serving Chinese visitors, French daily Le Figaro reported.