Monthly Archives: August 2018

How Guilherme Paulus Is Transforming Tourism In Brazil One Company At A Time

Within the Brazilian tourism industry, the GJP network and CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A play an essential role. These are companies that entirely rely on this sector and have over the years proved that this industry as the potential as any other.

These two companies have made Guilherme Paulus a billionaire as listed by Forbes Magazine. Today he is considered one of the most influential players in the tourism sector a stark difference from the 24-year-old who started CVC in 1972 with nothing but a dream that he would one day succeed.

CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A is Latin America’s largest tour operator. It currently provides services to more than 3.5 million clients annual and has been recognized nationally and internationally for its excellence of service. The company that Guilherme Paulus started as a tour agency at the time would come to be associated with success and phenomenal growth. It became the first company in Brazil to start chartering planes for its clients as well as bringing the first cruise ship to the country. This was all done in an era when government support for the industry was close to non-existent. As the years went by the sector proved lucrative and as the government invested more those who had seen its potential long ago were able to capitalize on the same. Guilherme Paulus recently sold a majority stake of the company to The Carlyle Group. This has helped the company expand and at the same time accorded him the opportunity to focus more on the GJP network.

The GJP network runs a chain of hotels located all over Brazil that cater to the different needs of clients. This has been a very successful venture for Guilherme Paulus having started the same in 2005. Today the network is worth more than half a billion dollars and continues to grow. The group of hotels has benefited from the recent sporting tournaments held in Brazil starting from the FIFA world cup as well as the Summer Olympics held in 2016. The GJP network has continued to do well under the leadership of Paulus and hopes to invest in more cities in the coming days.

Find more about Guilherme Paulus: