Chinese billionaire takes over 6,400 employees on holiday to France (costing £24m)

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Employees of the TIENS Group, a Chinese company, attend a parade organized by CEO Li Jinyuan as part of a four-day celebration weekend for the 20th anniversary of his company, on the Promenade des Anglais, Nice, southeastern France, Friday, May 8, 2015. Li Jinyuan is sending off half his team about 6,400 employees on a two-day trip to Paris and two-day trip in Nice, France. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)

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A Chinese billionaire has taken half of his company’s 12,000 staff to France, The mass trip to Nice was organised to mark 20 years of the Tiens business conglomerate which operates in a variety of sectors from biotech to tourism.

Group president Li Jinyuan booked 4,760 rooms in 79 four-and five-star hotels in Cannes and Monaco. The Chinese tourists also required 146 buses 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. Earlier the group visited the tourist sites of the French capital Paris.

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France China Tiens Company

Not content with just a holiday, they rounded off their trip with a new world record – creating the longest human-made phrase visible from the sky!

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