Guilherme Paulus shaped the tourism industry in Brazil since 1972. He was 24 when he stepped into his first venture which is a tour operator called CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens or just CVC, as a co-founder. His partner, Carlos Vincente Cerchiari was a Brazilian politician who left the company after 4 years of its existence. See more of Guilherme Paulus on facebook.
His leadership skills led CVC to a whole new level and currently it is the largest functioning tour operator in the whole of Latin America. He later sold his business for an astronomical figure close to $750 million. Paulus’s ambitions never faded away over the years. Guilherme Paulus kept on pursuing his desires and in 2005, he inaugurated GJP hotels and Resorts. The firm has 15 hotels under it with ideas to come up with hotels near airports. Currently, he is the Chairman of GJP group. His is involved in the tourism industry for almost 5 decades. His idea for providing contemporary packages is one of the main reasons for CVC’s early success. The revenue CVC generates every year is $5.2 billion. His skills as an entrepreneur were evident as he gambled his money to acquire Webjet, a very small-scale airline with only one aircraft for operations. In 2011, Webjet was declared as the 3rd largest airline in Brazil.
Before Guilherme Paulus started his journey in the tourism industry, he worked as an intern for IBM where he demonstrated entrepreneurial skills, at the age of 20. He is a philanthropist and takes social accountability seriously. He has aided various organization out of which the PIET project is worth mentioning. The PIET project concentrates on providing educational scope to youngsters who cannot afford education and want to be a part of the tourism industry. He was officially elected as Entrepreneur of the year 2017 as he spent $600 million of his own money in building hotels all over Brazil, and the rapid growth led to the employment of approximately 2000 people.
The influence Guilherme Paulus and CVC made on the rest of the world is astonishing. They have partners involved in the fields of tourism, hotels, and airlines. He was recognized as a key person in the development of the tourism industry of France. He believes in giving back to the society, that once, gave him so much support to make his dreams come true.