Guilherme Paulus is one of the most successful entrepreneurs in Brazil’s hospitality industry. He is the founder of CVC Brasil, a prominent travel agency that operates in Brazil and other international destinations. CVC Brasil is also one of the largest tour operators in Latin America.
Besides CVC Brasil, Guilherme Paulus owns GJP Hotels and Resorts, a company that runs over 20 hotels located in Rio de Janeiro, Recife, Sao Paulo, and other major towns in Brazil. It employs over 5000 people. Currently, the company has annual revenue of $5.2 billion, and the amount is expected to keep increasing at a record rate every year.
How did he build his business empire? According to an interview posted on Inspirery.com, Paulus started working as an intern at IBM, an international technology company that manufactures computer hardware and software.
In the early 1980s, Guilherme Paulus collaborated with his friend, Carlos Vicente to establish their first start-up, a travel agency based in Sao Paulo. His zeal and commitment to succeed kept his ambition alive even in the thick of difficulties.
“Carlos Vicente suggested that we start a tourist agency. Although I did not have the starting capital, Carlos offered to finance the startup, while I worked to grow it from the ground up,” said Paulus. After four years, Paulus gained the ground to run the travel agency without Carlos Vicente’s support.
How did he develop the start-up to its current status? In line with the interview posted on Inspirery, Paulus designed his travel agency to match its customers’ exact needs. He modified his business plan regularly to meet the customers’ changing needs.
Besides running the travel agency, Paulus decided to venture into Brazil’s hotel industry in 1995. He launched GJP, a company that operated a chain of hotels in Brazil. Currently, GJP boasts as one of the best brands in Brazil’s hospitality industry.
How does Paulus’ usual day look like? Mr. Paulus regular career day starts early in the morning. Before starting his day, the entrepreneur writes a schedule that guides him through his day. “The daily schedule keeps me organized and productive,” disclosed Guilherme Paulus.
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