In the Brazilian tourism history, Guilherme Paulus is a significant figure in the growth and development of the industry. He is a globally recognized businessman for his commitment to the provision of quality services in the tourism and hospitality sectors.
Paulus is the co-founder and CEO of the Tour Operator and Travel Agency CVC. He also serves as the Chairman of the GJP Group of hotels and resorts. Additionally, he is a former member of the National Tourism Council and the sitting Chair of the Sao Paulo Convention & Bureau of Visitors directors’ board. Also, he serves as the deputy president to the association of travel agencies in Brazil for International relations.
CVC was formed as a small agency by Guilherme Paulus and his partner, who was a politician. From a humble beginning, CVC currently operates as the largest travel agency in Latin America and the most premier retail tourism network in Brazil. It is run and managed by great executives in the industry who are committed to enhancing its success and sustainability. Through a series of collaborations, effective strategies and innovative ideas, CVC takes pride in an extensive business portfolio in the market.
In 2009, Guilherme sold out a part of CVC to Carlyle Group in a bid to broaden its global market reach. Consequently, the firm opened its capital in the stock exchange market in 2013. As part of its growth strategies, CVC aims at opening up at least 100 new stores every year. You are likely to come across Guilherme’s tour operator in about 400 malls across Brazil. It is also located in renowned hypermarkets and galleries in the country.
Moreover, Guilherme Paulus uses his entrepreneurial standing to support various community-based projects as a way of giving back to the society. Through CVC, he actively funds the PIET project, the national program of Tourism Professional Initiation and the Dr. Klaide’s Care and Education Organization among other philanthropic activities.
Guilherme Paulus traces his background from Sao Paulo where he was born in 1949. He owns a degree in Business Administration which serves as a firm foundation for his career. Paulus has more than 50 years of working experience in the tourism industry.