In 1972, Guilherme Paulus met Carlos Vicente Cerchiari who became his business partner. Together, they formed Operadora e Agencia de Viagens CVC Brasil. The tour company has transformed the Brazilian tourism sector. The agency has also developed from a small store in the local city into an international brand with various branches across the world. CVC Brasil currently operates as a public firm after selling about 66% of its shares to different investors. The move has earned this company an increase in its annual sales. CVC Brasil offers its clients a unique travelling experience. The agency boasts of providing unmatched services and products.
Paulus purchased Webjet in 2006 intending to grow the sector of tourism through creating effective transportation systems of tourism in and out of the country. The airline was operating one plane at that moment. In the next few years, Guilherme Paulus sold the company after growing it into one of the leading airlines in Brazil.
Guilherme Paulus has been recognized for his entrepreneurial efforts. He has also been awarded on various occasions. In 2017, Isto E Dinheiro awarded him the Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Still, in the same year, Wish Hotel Foz do in Iguaçu was recognized as the leading golf hotel in the country. The World Gold Awards conferred the award. Other awards Paulus has won are such as the Executive Valor and Personality of the Year conferred by Valor Economico as well as Viagem e Turismo. Paulus has also been recognized for enforcing revolutionary consumer relations and excellent customer experience by Modern Consumer Magazine. His efforts in the tourism sector have been recognized by different states such as Mexico, Venezuela, and the USA.
Delving into the Hospitality Sector
Guilherme Paulus owns a chain of hotels alongside resorts that have transformed the tourism industry. Established in 2005, GJP Hotel & Resort caters to the rising demand for tourism products and the increased number of visitors in Brazil. Consisting of 14 branches that operate in central cities, the company uses a tiered branding strategy. It owns three main subsidiaries namely 3-star Linx Hotels, 4-star Prodigy Hotels, and 5-star Wish Hotels.