6,400-strong Chinese tour group shatters world records with march on French Riviera

By Ryan Kilpatrick, May 11, 2015

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Tiens Group Company celebrated its twentieth anniversary by taking over half of his 12,000-person workforce on holiday to France, to Paris and the Cote d'Azur, where Tiens Group boss Li Jinyuan booked up to 140 hotels in Paris 4,760 rooms in 79 four-as well as five-star hotels in Cannes and Monaco.

In Nice, 147 buses took the group to the Promenade des Anglais, where Guinness World Record officials validated the world's biggest ever human chain, forming the words "Tiens' Dream is Nice in the Cote d'Azur." The all-expenses-paid vacation is estimated to have cost EUR33 million.

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The previous record-holders for the largest Chinese tour group to ever assemble marched on California last year, when 70 airplanes were needed to move the the 6,000-strong army of tourists across the Pacific.

[Images via Sina]

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