It all began before Guilherme Paulus was twenty years old. At the time, he was working for IBM as a trainee. He quickly realized that although computing had a lot to teach, it was not for him. Guilherme began to seek out a different career path and found an opportunity in an ad in the local newspaper. The ad was placed by the Casa Faro travel agency, and they were looking to hire a new salesman. Guilherme Paulus jumped at the opportunity and quickly found himself on his first sales trip with a group of French people.
It was on his first trip that Guilherme Paulus discovered his passion in the travel industry. The passengers on the trip were very bored, and Guilherme felt that he could fix that. He set up fun activities for the passengers and the trip ended up being a huge success. He set up his next trip as soon as the first one was over. The sale is never over for Guilherme Paulus. He then began dreaming of starting up his own travel agency. The opportunity to do that was on one of his next trips. Visit his facebook to learn more about his platforms.
While on another one of his sales trips, Guilherme Paulus met a politician man named Carlos Vicente Cerchiari. Carlos noticed that Guilherme had a natural talent for the travel industry, so he proposed that the two form a partnership. After a few months of thinking it over, Guilherme accepted. The two businessmen went on to found what’s now known as the CVC travel agency in 1972. Carlos left the business venture after four years, but Guilherme still managed to make it succeed.
Gulherme’s talents were soon recognized by many international governments. The French Government awarded Guilherme Paulus honors for his many contributions to the development and promotion of tourism in France. Other countries that have recognized his achievements have been the United States, Mexico, Venezuela, and Argentina. Guilherme has also received attention from the media, especially in his home country of Brazil. He has been given several titles such as Personality of the year and Executive of Valor by many Brazilian media outlets.
When a young Guilherme Paulus joined Casa Faro Turismo, no one would have believed that he would become the man that was going to be called the ‘Most Powerful Man in Brazilian Tourism’. His work with Casa Faro Turismo only lasted a year as he started CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A., a joint venture he started with Brazilian legislator Carlos Vicente Cerchiari.
Even though Cerchiari would pull out of the partnership, Guilherme Paulus would take CVC to unthinkable heights over the next forty years, making it the largest tour operator in the Latin American region. Starting with only one outlet in Santo Andre, CVC would grow to have outlets at over 400 malls, 140 hypermarkets and many other locations all over the country. Visit his facebook to learn more about his platforms.
He has always had a strong business mind, but what’s equally impressive is his drive for philanthropy and his commitment to his nation. CVC follows his mindset and has been a constant supporter of programs that aim to help the underprivileged youth find a career in Tourism and Hospitality.
Guilherme Paulus was quick to realize the important tourism and hospitality played in a country’s advancement and started the GJP Group of Hotels and Resorts, growing it to have several locations across the world and at the same time providing employment for more than 2,000 people. His ever active business mind took an airline that was struggling with only one plane in the fleet, made it the 3rd largest domestic airliner in the country before he sold it with a fleet of 20 planes.
Guilherme Paulus recognizes that Brazil is changing, and a changing nation brings with it its own new challenges and demands. He realized that the population was no longer happy with bare necessities and looked toward a higher standard of living. His new arm of the GJP Group, GJP Constructions looks to step in and provide condominiums and villas that the changing population is now demanding.
His patriotism and experience in the tourism sector made him the perfect member of the country’s board of tourism, under the government of Brazil. His contributions to Brazil and her people continue to pave the way for the future.