For Guilherme Paulus being able to raise his two children comfortably is what he considered his greatest yet, despite having achieved more financial success than he ever dreamed of. For the 68-year-old father of two, his business achievements have come through sheer hard work, and a never quit attitude that he developed early in life. He ventured into business at quite an early age when most of his peers were seeking out employment and pursuing careers he was busy setting up what today is his business empire. He founded CVC Brasil Operadora e Agência de Viagens S.A. This is what is commonly referred to as Operadora e Agencia de Viagens CVC Tur Ltda in Brazil this was back in 1972 at the age of 24 and has been its Chairman since then.
Today Guilherme Paulus is considered one of the most influential personalities in the Brazilian tourism industry. He is, in fact, a Member of the Tourism National Board, a position appointed to him by the Republic’s President. His influence in the tourism sector stems from his immense investments in almost all areas that touch on tourism in one way or the other. Serving more than ninety-two thousand guests in 2017 Guilherme Paulus chain of resorts and hotels have been a true anchor for the tourism industry in Brazil. They employ more than 1900 people directly while many more are employed indirectly contributing the foods and other services required by guests who visit. The mixed star accommodations are as diverse as it can get including the Wish, a five-star, the Prodigy, a four-star, the Linx, a three-star, and the Saint Andrews premium line. The Saint Andrews premium line is located in Gramado and has over the years come to be known as one of the most exclusive in the Country. The title does not come easy, but has been made possible by the badge it bears i.e. that of Relais & Châteaux.
This means that the GJP group was experiencing an occupation growth of about 5 percent over the same period last year. This, according to Guilherme Paulus is who also serves as a Member of the Board at GJP FIP that the current average stands at about sixty-two percent, give or take and this trend is set to increase as new developments continue to come in. Mr. Guilherme Paulus believes that the group is expected to see a better year based on what the year has brought so far.