Even after establishing Brazil’s largest tour company, Guilherme Paulus isn’t ready to throw in the towel yet. He is actively seeking to establish a chain of luxury hotels across the country that the longtime entrepreneur says aligns with his lifetime goal of ‘serving customers well.’ The first phase of this new project will involve setting up 20 hotels in over 11 states in Brazil at an estimated cost of R $600 million. But what is the story behind the R $6.35 billion CVC empire?
Guilherme’s career and the founding of CVC
Paulus started off as a computing professional working with IBM as a trainee. The entrepreneur, however, confesses that while computing and the short stint at the company taught him a lot, it didn’t sound interesting and satisfying. He would leave IBM for a sales position with a tour company. While here he noted that while the trips organized by the company always turned out successful, most weren’t enjoyable.
He set out on a mission of bringing fun to these trips, starting with a trip to Buenos Aires with French companions. Guilherme Paulus helped set up a series of several engaging activities that helped bring life to the event. He reckons that it went on successfully and that the clients had already booked another trip with his company by the end of the Buenos tour.
Working with the tour operator exposed him to different clientele with whom they shared ideas and one such acquaintance challenged him to set up his own tour and travel company. He would, however, sit on the thought for over six months before drafting a business plan and quitting his sales job to start CVC tour and travel agency. The company has gone on to become the biggest in Brazil and one of the most popular tour companies in the world.
More about Guilherme Paulus
In 2017, Guilherme Paulus was named the country’s Top Seller during the annual Top Seller Event hosted by RCI Brazil. Paulus is the founder and chairman to the board of CVC Company, a Latin American tour and travel agency currently considered the market leader for the South American region. He is also the founder and president of the newly established GJP Hotels Network, a chain of hotels operating in Brazil. Guilherme’s entrepreneurial skills and the success of these two brands has helped him accumulate considerable resources that in turn helped him feature on the Forbes global list of billionaires. According to Forbes, Guilherme currently holds position 1268.
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