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Guilherme Paulus Leads CVCA And GJP Hotels Network To Greatness

With the help of a Brazilian political figure, Guilherme Paulus co-founded CVC. It was in 1972 at the early stages of his youth. Guilherme was an ambitious 24-years-old young man. Four down the line, Paulus was left to continue operations of the venture on his own.

Under his leadership, the South African based Brasil Operadora e-Agencia de Viagens agency has emerged to be the largest tour operator in Latin America. Additionally, Paulus serves as the President at GJP Hotels Network. It is the largest group of hotels operating in Brazil. Following the recent boom of the tourism industry in Brazil, Guilherme is among the billionaires as listed by Forbes.

Guilherme Paulus graced the 2017 Top Seller Entrepreneurship Event as the guest speaker of the day. During the event, he shared his career achievements and his journey towards the ownership of CVC and GJP brands in Brazil. He also cites how his internship at IBM served as a significant base in his career. The opportunity enabled him to explore computing which he heavily relies on while carrying out his daily operations.

Moreover, getting the position of tourism salesperson was one of the greatest milestones in the tourism industry. While at it, the idea of designing engaging and fun activities for customers came up during a trip to Buenos Aires. That particular trip comprising a group of French individuals turned out boring; giving way for a great business idea for Guilherme Paulus.

During his tenure at Casa Faro travel agency, Guilherme Paulus desired to establish his own tour firm. Nevertheless, he was close to achieving his dreams after getting a proposal from a politician to start a travel agency during one of the trips. Guilherme shared the news with his boss and since then CVC hit the market. Paulus continues to generate new and thrilling ideas for his clients with an aim of maintaining relevance in the highly competitive industry. His customers are always expectant of new experiences on their trips.

One of the major breakthroughs at CVC was the introduction of the first ship to Brazil in 2001. Today, CVC is a global leader in ship ownership. The value CVC and GJP Hotel Network brands attach to their customers gives them a competitive advantage over other competitors in the market.

Guilherme Paulus: Defeating Pessimism

Brazil has infamously faced some of the hardest economic and political strife of any developed nation. For many years, it wasn’t clear whether the country would survive another blow to their economy. Still, the Brazilian people fought hard and eventually overcame their depressive state, earning them a spot as one of the wealthiest nations in the world.

Now, Brazil’s ever-growing economy is reaching out to more international investors. As the country brings in more global visitors, its tourism industry is steadily growing as well. Leading that sector for the past 50 years is Guilherme Paulus, founder of CVC.

Guilherme Paulus began his career as a newly graduated student eager to dominate tourism. With a degree in Business Administration and a newly formed partnership, Paulus established a small tour operator agency in Santo Andre, a municipality in Sao Paulo, Paulus’ birthplace. After his partner, Carlos Vicente Cerchiari left him to run the business alone, Guilherme Paulus took charge and began growing the company. Read more about Guilherme Paulus at Crunchbase.

Before long, CVC was the largest tour operator in Latin America, making Paulus hungry for success. When he could grow his company no more, he began supporting international investments. In 2009, the Carlyle Group bought a major percentage of CVC for $420 million.

Working with the Carlyle Group grew CVC even bigger. The company remained privately held until 2013 when Paulus began thinking about leaving. He later sold all but eight percent of the company to some other executives for $750 million. With that eight-percent ownership, he ensured that he also had a financial cushion.

The business he began exploring after selling much of CVC is a risky business. In 2005, Guilherme Paulus began testing the hospitality industry, seeing if it was a good investment. As Brazil’s tourism grew, so did the need for higher-quality hotels and resorts.

In 2005, he founded GJP Hotels and Resorts, building establishments all over Brazil. Currently, running golf resorts is his main focus. One of his establishments was even named the Best Golf Hotel in 2017.

Read more: https://www.terra.com.br/noticias/dino/conheca-o-empresario-guilherme-paulus-e-seu-estilo-de-atuar,987faeb8b0acd176c397dabb78c37ca5oia3wj4c.html

 

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