Guilherme Paulus, Chairman of the Board of CVC, was present at the 2017 Top Seller Event where entrepreneurship was the topic of the day. Paulus, who is no stranger to entrepreneurship, also serves as the president of the GJP Hotels Network, which is one of the largest and most well-known hotel groups in the country of Brazil, and he has always focused on expanding any business he has worked with. He started out as an employee at IBM and quickly realized he didn’t want to be working in the computer industry for the rest of his life. When he saw an advertisement in a newspaper for a sales position with a tourism company, he began to think about working in the tourism industry. Visit Travel3 to find out more.
Guilherme Paulus began to dream of owning his own travel agency after having some success with leading a tour in Brazil while catering to customers of Casa Faro travel agency. CVC was born out of his passion to work in the travel industry, and once he found the right partner to help start the company up, he was on his way. After a bumpy start, Guilherme Paulus begin to find success and also began to learn more about the travel industry along the way. This led to many opportunities where he was able to sell travel packages to hungry tourists, and he also was a part of bringing the first ship to Brazil.
Guilherme Paulus then got to work opening up a virtual agency as the internet grew and became the original tourism business to open capital for the market and to purchase new companies in Latin America. When asked what the secret to business success is, he responded that it is to love your customer and give them what they want. He commented that you want to become like a friend to your customers and they will love you for it. Today, CVC has stores in every single state of Brazil and in 456 cities, combined. With over 9,000 agents representing the company and over 1,100 stores, in total, CVC is not going anywhere but up. Guilherme Paulus’s enthusiasm is contagious, and this is due to his passion for working in the travel industry.