Asked whether he loves the tourism or hospitality industry more, Guilherme Paulus is hard put to give an answer to that question. He first started in the tourism industry in 1972 so that was his first industry. He entered the hospitality industry in 1995 and loves owning hotels and visiting them on business trips throughout the year.
That tourism company is CVC Tours which is the largest company of its type in Latin America. Guilherme Paulus as expanded CVC Tours by providing travel options that no other tour company can match. They have physical stores all over Brazil, mainly in malls. He says that about 60 percent of their sales are generated inside these stores. 30 percent of his company’s customers come from the corporate part of his company and 10 percent come from other means such as their online site. In addition to offering travel packages throughout Brazil, they also offer highly popular cruise ships vacations.
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Even though the Brazilian economy is very much struggling the sales at CVC Tours continue to be great. Annual sales grew by 21 percent, Guilherme Paulus says, and they had 124,000 customers in 2017. He credits their continuing push into offering additional services to their customers and increasingly using technology to drive the company.
His hospitality company is GJP Group which manages GJP Hotels & Resorts. Starting in 1995, he has built award-winning hotels in all of the most popular travel destinations in Brazil. Among these is the Wish Resort Foz do Iguacu which he acquired in 2009. He spent a lot of money renovating all 215 units and the 225 hectares on which this resort is located.
This hotel, which won the very prestigious “Best Resorts for Families in South America” award given out by World Travel Awards in both 2017 and 2018, features something for everyone. Guilherme Paulus made sure it has a world-class 18 hole golf course and seven swimming pools. Other amenities include a jogging track, hiking trails, and a climbing wall. It is also popular with food fans as it has three fantastic restaurants with one featuring Italian cuisine, one featuring Argentina’s cuisine, and the Golf Grill which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffet-style.
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