CHINA’S Vmart (Tianjin) Trading Co Limited, which is a subsidiary of Berjaya Corp Bhd (BCorp), is rewarding over 500 of its elite achievers with an incentive trip here in Langkawi. Dubbed the Vmart Elites Langkawi Incentive Trip 2016, it is the first incentive travel organised by the retail group, which has 420 stores in over 29 provinces in China.
The four-day trip, which started on Sunday, includes a stay at the Berjaya Langkawi Resort, a training session as well as tours around Langkawi, including to Pulau Payar, Dataran Lang, cable car rides and duty-free shopping.
GREAT ACHIEVEMENT Vmart chairman Liang Sook Sook congratulated the elites for achieving their sales target (monthly sales of RMB200,000) that entitled them to the incentive trip.
“You have done your part in achieving your sales, and now we will do our part, to make your visit as memorable, enjoyable and unforgettable as possible. We have arranged a programme full of beautiful nature, fun, excitement, fantastic food and motivation for you over the next three days,” she said at the welcome dinner.
Vmart president Xu Lin said Vmart started in Tianjin, China in 2011 and in just five years, it has more than 1.5 million members in China. And it still maintains the record of getting 15,000 new members every month, she said.
“Vmart has reaped rich harvests in China. This is the result of all the efforts from Vmart members and we are proud of it,” said Xu. She said this incentive trip is just a start for Vmart. In the future, Vmart will organise incentive trip every year to encourage members to achieve their goals.
“Your glory today is a role model for other Vmart members. We hope from your guidance, more and more achievers can qualify and join us for the upcoming event, and enjoy the rewards,” Xu said to a roaring audience.
REWARDS AND BENEFITS Vmart will host an awards dinner for members tonight, which will be graced by BCorp founder Tan Sri Vincent Tan. The Vmart Million Club will also be launched at the event to recognise high achievers.
Langkawi Development Authority deputy CEO Ahmad Zaini Zaba’ai said Langkawi is a popular destination, recording some 130,000 tourist arrivals from China last year.
Tourist arrivals in the first quarter of this year increased by 11% compared with the same period last year. Langkawi also received many charter flights from China annually; some are from Chengdu, Ningbo, Shanghai, Kunming and Xi’an.
Currently ranked top 10 islands in Asia by TripAdvisor, Travellers Choice 2016, Langkawi aims to be one of the low-carbon destinations in the region and an eco-geo destination in the world by 2020.
He said the local community will benefit from the influx of foreign visitors as the tourist dollars are likely to give their socio-economic status a boost.
The improvisation of small and medium industry of locals are also highly expected, he added.
Vmart members put on their best smiles for a group photo.
The Vmart elites from eastern China on arrival at the Berjaya Langkawi Resort.