Like any other businesses, the tourism sector can create much success and yield big returns for its investors. You just have to know what to do and at what time to invest so as to create a strong foundation and legacy in the business. Well, it’s not just that, you also have to be willing to put in the work and have a supportive network around you to go the extra mile. These are amongst the factors that have caused startups to be successful like Guilherme Paulus’ CVC or close down within the first few years of existence. Most business ideas are still growing in the dreams of their owners due to the lack of courage to take the risk. For Guilherme Paulus, it was not so different back in 1972 before he met with the then State Deputy, Carlos Vicente Cerchiari.
Guilherme Paulus co-founded CVC Brazil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A., a tour operator in 1972 at the age of 24. The venture started off as a small business and the co-founder left it after four years. CVC, under the leadership of Guilherme Paulus, has become the world’s leading tour operator in Latin America. The operator’s success has continued to grow with the number of tourists increasing every year. As of last year, the tour operator transported over 9 million tourists and is therefore hopeful that more is to come. Back in 2009, the company’s 63.9% stakes were bought by a private equity firm, the Carlyle group, at an estimate of 420 million dollars.
In 2005, Guilherme Paulus founded the GJP group which manages and controls the GJP hotels and resorts in Brazil and other parts. These over 20 brands of hotels and resorts are located in Maceio, Rio De Janeiro, San Paulo, and Salvador. The GJP group manages its hotels as well as third-party hotels. The group also operates on the basis of market and commercial representation of independent hotels.
Guilherme Paulus has received several recognitions and positive for his hard work and success in the tourism sector. In 2013, he was featured in the Forbes issue of billionaires and was listed at the 1.1 billion dollars’ worth.
Check more about Guilherme Paulus: https://www.panrotas.com.br/hotelaria/investimentos/2018/08/guilherme-paulus-abrira-hotel-de-luxo-com-nova-bandeira-em-sp_158399.html