Guilherme Paulus is a Brazilian entrepreneur, well known for establishing Brazil’s most successful tours company. He is the co-founder of CVC Tours. Paulus started his career as an intern working for IBM after studying business administration. He, however, developed other interests in tourism after a few interactions in the industry.
Together with Carlos Vicente Cerchiari, Paulus began his journey to success and launched CVC Tours in 1972. Guilherme Paulus was focused on making this project work at a young age of 24. CVC Tours would later approach the tourism market with a different strategy than most of the tour agencies. Gradually, they made their tour packages a topic and favorite for most tourists coming into the country. Today, CVC Tours is considered to be the largest operating tour agencies in Brazil accruing more than $5 billion annually. Check out Guilherme Paulus on videos.band
As CVC progressed, so did Guilherme spot other opportunities. In 2005, he began another business GJP Hotels and Resorts. Today, it registers more than 20 establishments to its name and creates employment for more than 5000 Brazilians. This venture was purposely built to help tourists find hotel destinations efficiently in whatever city they would be visiting. In 2017, one of the hotels under GJP, the Wish Resort was recognized by the World Gold Awards as the Best Golf Hotel.
Guilherme Paulus yet again seized another opportunity when he purchased an airline, Webjet. The airline had only one airplane to its name in 2006 when Paulus came to its rescue. He secured finance to help the airline grow and sold it in 2011. Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA bought the airline with over 20 airplanes and had already been ranked as the third largest in Brazil.
From time to time, Guilherme Paulus has confessed to deriving his motivation from passion. He states that he is fully motivated to get involved in anything that he truly loves. Apart from his passion, he believes that his strong relations with clients and employees have contributed immensely to his success in business. Guilherme Paulus is an influential icon in the tourism industry who believed in his country and helped developed it to higher recognition.