Not to be outdone by the billionaire boss of Chinese conglomerate Tiens, who made headlines earlier this week for rewarding 6,400 company employees with a free holiday in France, another Chinese company has reportedly sent 12,700 of its employees on a trip to Thailand.
The Guangzhou-based direct-sales firm Infinitus (China) Ltd. is treating its staffers to a six-night stay in the tropical country, Bangkok Post reports, citing the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).
The massive tourist party will be split up into groups of 2,000 to 3,000, each traveling between the period of May 10-26.
Juthaporn Rerngronasa, the Acting Governor of TAT, said in the report that members of the tourist group will spend three nights in the Thai capital before heading off to the resort town of Pattaya, near Chon Buri province, for three more days of sun-soaked bliss. The tourists will enjoy stays in four- and five-star hotels throughout their holiday, all courtesy of Infinitus.
The large tour group will be traveling to Thailand on 110 flights, and the company reserved around 400 coach trips for the visitors during the stay, Juthaporn said.
Despite the 600 million baht in tourism revenue the incentive package is expected to generate, we’re not sure how thrilled locals will be with the barrage of visitors, following more than a few instances of Chinese tourists making headlines in Thailand for their perceived unsavory behavior. This includes bathroom foot-soaking, pedicab stealing, barricade pushing and of course, that unfortunate instant noodle-throwing incident on a Thai flight to Nanjing.
Hong Kong-funded firm Infinitus, formerly Southern Lee Kum Kee Co. Ltd, manufactures and distributes skincare, beauty products and Chinese herbal health products. The company has 36 branches and nearly 5,000 exclusive stores across China.
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