Having established what is now Latin America’s largest tour provider, CVC Tours, and being a hotelier who owns GJP Hotels and Resorts, Guilherme Paulus is the authority when it comes to deciding where to visit in that part of the world. He started in the tourism industry in 1972 and joined the hospitality industry in the mid-1990s. He really enjoys sharing information about where people should go on vacation when they decide to visit Latin America.
Guilherme Paulus says that with CVC Tours he wanted to provide a travel experience for his customers that is second to none. He took this same attitude when starting his hotel chain. He places hotels in the best locations in Brazil and makes sure their personal services are top-notch. His hotels also feature excellent restaurants. His hotel chain is comprised of three separate brands. Wish is for those travelers who want a lot of luxury. Prodigy is for those who want luxury but also want value for where they stay. Linx is his budget-friendly option.
There are a lot of great places to stay in Brazil. Confins, MG is one that Guilherme Paulus says he really enjoys and recommends to travelers all the time. Confins is in the state of Minas Gerais. Its earliest claim to fame is that gold was discovered there in 1690. One of the big draws to this area is the Confins Caves which is of great interest to both paleontologists and archaeologists. It is also famous because a fossil named Luzia was discovered there which is 11,000 years old.
Guilherme Paulus says that hare a lot of things to do in the Confins region. He recommends going to the Lagoa Santa Regional Archaeology Museum. They have a number of very interesting fossils to view which have all been discovered in that part of Brazil. He also really like hiking in the Serra do Cipo National Park where there are amazing forests, caves, and waterfalls waiting to be discovered by new travelers. He says he built a hotel there, Linx Confins, which is the best place to both begin and end your journey there.
Guilherme Paulus, the prolific Brazilian entrepreneur, and GJP Group President has been named 2018’s Brazilian entrepreneur of the year by IstoE Dinheiro Magazine. The magazine acknowledged the actions the entrepreneur has taken towards promoting the Brazilian tourism sector.
The entrepreneur along with other notable enterprising figures was awarded their respective awards at a colorful night event hosted by the magazine in Sao Paulo. His investment history dates back to 1972 when he cofounded CVC, the largest tour operator in Brazil and the Latin America by extension. He founded the firm along with Carlos Vicente, his then business partner. Born in 1949 in Jesus Paulus, Sao Paulo, Guilherme Paulus holds BA in Business Administration. He boasts close to 5 decades experience in the vibrant tourism sector. Connect with Guilherme Paulus by visiting his linkedin acount.
Under his steering leadership at CVC, the firm has expanded to become among the largest tour operators in Latin America. In the fall of 2009, Carlyle Group, a private global equity firm, bought about 63.6% stake in the tour operator at an estimated cost of $420 million. The firm will have its shares listed on the stock market this year. Although CVC is currently a publicly held firm, its success reveals much about the investor’s style of action. Today, the firm generates revenue estimated to be over $5.2 billion yearly. CVC is available in over 400 malls across Brazil. It is also present in 140 commercial galleries and hypermarkets.
Besides founding CVC, Paulus is also the founder and owner of GJP Hotels & Resorts. The hotel group runs more than 15 resorts and hotels in Brazil. His hotels recorded the highest number of visitors more than any other hotels in Brazil during the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The other well-known aspect of Guilherme Paulus is the social responsibility. He is ever engaged in causes meant to promote the country’s tourism, specifically by training the youth to take part in promoting tourism. Besides this year’s crowning as the entrepreneur of the year, the investor has also won other prestigious titles such as Personality of the Year and Executive of Valor among other titles.
Guilherme Paulus is truly devoted to promoting Brazil’s tourism industry. Due to his successful investment record, he is now among the world’s billionaire having joined Forbes list of influential billionaires in 2013. Learn more: https://www.forbes.com/profile/guilherme-paulus/