A Chinese Billionaire Just Took 6,400 Employees on Vacation to France

A Chinese billionaire just cemented himself as pretty much the best boss ever.

Li Jinyuan will put your company’s last team-building exercise or company retreat to shame. The CEO of Tiens Group treated the company’s 6,400 staff members to a four-day vacation to France to celebrate their 20th anniversary. 
The company booked 140 hotels in Paris and 4,700 rooms on the Cote d’Azur, becoming the biggest tour group to ever visit France. They also made a dent in the local economy; during the four-day break between Paris and Nice, they were expected to spend $33 million Euros on accommodation, food, and excursions.

This means things like a mass private viewing of the Louvre museum, and a trip to the Moulin Rouge cabaret show.

On Friday, 147 buses took the group from their luxury hotels to the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, where the blue-clad employees formed the words “Tiens’ dream is Nice in the Cote d’Azur,” in a record-breaking “longest human-made phrase.”

In total, Jinyuan – who is worth $1.2 billion – booked 30,000 hotel rooms over four nights.

Feel free to forward this along to your boss…if you dare. 

All Images courtesy of the Associated Press/getty images


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