Guilherme Paulus is a very successful businessman, the largest one in the history of Brazil’s tourism sector. He is a renowned entrepreneur, well known nationally and internationally for the great services he has provided in the tourism industry.
Paulus is the founder of CVC, an operator and travel agency; he is also the current chairman of the GPJ Group, the company that controls GPJ Hotels and Resorts as well as GJP Construtora e Incorporadora. He is a former member of the national Tourism council and today, the chairman of the Board of Directors of the São Paulo Convention & Visitors Bureau. He doubles up as the vice president of the International Relations of the Brazilian Association of Travel Agencies (ABAV).
Born in 1949 in São Paulo, Guilherme Paulus studied business administration in college, a course that formed the basis of his career in the tourism industry. He has been working for the industry on different capacities for close to 50 years now. He founded CVC together with his former business partner Carlos Vicente Cerchiari in 1972, when he was just 24 years of age. He has since worked very hard to ensure that his company would become prominent in Brazil. Paulus has amazing talent and together with his exceptional skills, he has created a wide range of travel packages, which are unique and much better than his competitors’. This is what has made his company a great success in the international scenes.
As if creating Brazil’s largest tourism operator is not enough, Guilherme Paulus is now creating a hotel empire with about 20 units spread throughout Brazil. The businessman believes that the hospitality industry should solely involve the art of serving customers well. Even at 68 years of age, Paulus continues to work hard because he is a man that enjoys generating jobs and helping Brazil grow. His efforts are not just recognized on a national level but internationally as well. CVC has been regarded as a premiere tourist company for Brazil in many countries, including the Caribbean, South America, Europe and the United States. This has earned Guilherme Paulus recognition by many governments in various countries across the globe.