Together with a Brazilian politician, Guilherme Paulus co-founded the tour operator CVC in 1972 when he was only 24 years of age. Four years later, the politician quit leaving the venture under Paulus leadership. Since then, it has grown to be the largest tour operator in Latin America. The Brazil Operadora e-Agencia de Viagens is based in South Africa. Paulus also heads the GJP Hotels Network, which happens to be the largest group of hotels operating in Brazil.
During the Top Seller Entrepreneurship Event held in 2017, Guilherme Paulus emerged as the perfect guest to deliver the day’s talk. He talked about his career fulfillment and how he contributed towards the success and consolidation of CVC and GJP brands. Visit his facebook to learn more about his platforms.
He cites how his very first job at IBM as a trainee exposed him to computing. However, the tourism sales opportunity in the tourism sector following a newspaper advertisement served as a major breakthrough in his career. Paulus cites that the idea of coming up with exciting activities for customers stemmed from a trip to Buenos Aires. According to him, the trip with a group of French people was quite boring; thus he identified it as a gap in the tourism business. Through this, he managed to make the trip as a success.
Even as an employee at Casa Faro travel agency, Guilherme Paulus still aspired to own his own company. His dreams started to materialize when he was presented with a proposal for a travel agency by a deputy during a trip. After seeking advice and consulting with his boss, CVC was born. Despite the many challenges the company experienced along the way, Paulus remained strong by generating and innovating more ideas. To maintain relevance in the travel industry, it is always advisable to keep innovating. Customers often seek to have new experiences during the trips.
Among the many milestones at CVC was in 2001 when the first ship to Brazil was introduced. The company is currently the leading owner of ships all around the globe. Valuing the customers makes CVC and GJP Hotels Network stand out from the rest in the market.
Guilherme Paulus hints that only the risk takers can thrive in any profession. It also requires optimism, determination, and passion to succeed.