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Meet CVCs Guilherme Paulus, a Big Name in the Tourism Industry

Guilherme Paulus has built a good reputation in the tourism industry. Guilherme Paulus is a successful entrepreneur well known for co-founding CVC, one of the largest tour operator in Latin America. Since he founded CVC alongside Carlos Vicente Cerchiari in 1972, he has been part of the company’s growth. He is in the record for winning the “Entrepreneur of the Year Award” for his entrepreneurship expertise. Read more about Guilherme Paulus at panrotas.com.

Paulus’s Background

Born in 1949 in Sao Paulo, he pursued business administration in college, an education background that put him in a better position to start-off his career. After completing college, he interned at IBM, a place where he gained initial work experience. In 1972, together with Carlos Vicente Cerchiari, they came up with a business idea that saw CVC started. They worked to see the company become a big player in the tourism industry of Latin America.

His Aspirations

Paulus is always looking for ways to expand the company into new areas. In line with that, the company came up with a strategy to open 100 stores per year in an effort to extend its reach.

At some point, Guilherme Paulus authorized access to his global investment fund by investors. Under his leadership, the company earns $5.2 billion per year today. Part of the revenue is likely generated from the company’s malls that are spread all over Brazil. Although, this is not there desired destination. The company is committed to venture into new markets and therefore, it is looking to expand to less populated areas. In an endeavor to give customers innovative solutions, Paulus is looking to integrate online vendors with physical stores using the Omni Channel Concept. Read Guilherme’s profile at Forbes.


French government officials recognized Paulus for his efforts to promote the tourism industry in 2012. An indication to his achievements, the businessman has received many awards including “Personality of the Year Award” by Viagem e Turismo as well as “Personality Consumer Relations Award”.

A testament to his expertise, Guilherme Paulus acquired Web jet Airlines at its infant stage and established it to become one of the largest Airlines in Brazil, though, it was later acquired by another company. He has also found his place in GJP Hotels and Resorts as its Chairman. GJP Hotels and Resorts controls over 15 hotels. Away from his businesses, he supports National Project of Professional Initiation in Tourism, a philanthropic organization.

Read: https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/GJP_Hotels_%26_Resorts

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