Although Li could not make the trip, he sent his eldest son Li Zong Ming along with the Vice President of Tiens Group, Tian’ Ao Liu.
“For us this is a small trip for the company and there will be many other trips to come and hopefully the president will be able to join us on them.
Li Zong Ming said: “We do these trips to thank all of our employee for their support and hard work, unfortunately we cannot take all of our staff due to the capacities of the countries we visit so it can be difficult to have everyone here and this is why we have less staff on this Madrid trip than last year’s France trip.
”On their final day in Madrid the Tiens Group Chinese tourists descended on one of Madrid’s most popular and expensive department stores, El Corte Ingles for a shopping trip like no other.
The workforce were seen wearing their matching blue t-shirts and hats as they shopped around big brands such as Burberry, Prada and Coach.
One of the staff members Miss Xiao Ming, 28 said: “I love Madrid, the city is so clean and the shopping is amazing. There are so many brands that you can buy here that we don’t get back at home.”
The week long holiday takes Tiens Group approximately eight months to plan with staff being chosen by their work performance for the year.
In September, the Tiens Group will be swapping their tourist trainers for flip flops as the staff will be treated to yet another trip, with 6,500 of them heading off to Bali, Indonesia.
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