Gazette Day recently published an article by Erica Smith titled, “Guilherme Paulus: Creating One Hotel and Resort at a Time.” The article reveals how the co-founder of CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens recently won the Entrepreneur of the Year award. He began the company when he was only 24 years old in 1972 and it has become one of the largest tour operators in Latin America.
Guilherme Paulus previously worked as an intern at IBM and he always demonstrated a keen interest in the international business world. His tourism company gained recognition as one of the largest tour operators in the world when he continually innovated the company through his drive, ambition, and dedication to helping other community members. See more of Guilherme Paulus on facebook.
Guilherme Paulus started his company in Sao Paulo. In 2009, the hotel and tourism entrepreneur sold part of his company to the Carlyle Group. The company also became available to investors via the stock exchange in 2013. To date, the CVC’s revenue is more than $5.2 billion in sales and it continues to increase every year. Paulus is looking to establish new locations every year with more than 100 different stores. The company exists in a number of different malls throughout Brazil but it is also being opened in less populated areas. He is hoping to attract a new kind of clientele with the physical stores. He also plans to create a blended plan by integrating online stores with the physical ones.
One of Guilherme Paulus’ core values is the belief in social accountability. He feels this drive to be accountable to society particularly in his role as a prestigious entrepreneur. His company has worked with numerous non-profits to help provide opportunities to the disadvantaged children around the world by providing education to those who are interested in the tourism industry. He has also been a supporter of the Dr. Klaide Care and Education Institution that was created to provide medical care, education, and mental health care to impoverished adolescents.
CVC partners with thousands of hotels and airlines around the world. He hopes to create dworld. The French government recognized him as one of the leading developers of tourism throughout France in 2012. He has also been awarded by the Brazilian government and was recently named as the “Personality of the Year” by the magazine Viagem e Tourismo.