Tourism has turned into a booming sector in the Brazilian economy. One of the most outstanding entrepreneurs in the sector is founder of the CVC Brasil, Guilherme Paulus. Currently, Guilherme Paulus calls the shots at the Board of Advisors of both CVC Brasil and the GJP Hotels and Resorts.
Recently, CVC acquired two more tourism firms in Argentina to boost its reach in the market. For $5,375 million, CVC acquired 60% of the Travel and Tourism Services Biblos. The second acquisition was Ola Transatlantica Turismo with a purchase of 60% which amounted to $ 14, 040 million.
The move has been seen to tap into the international market with Guilherme as one of the chairmen of the Board of Directors of CVC. The purchase of the two firms makes the CVC firm into the third largest operator in Argentina. The Brazilian tourists will also be offered with more options in terms of travel packages to Argentina. The local leaders are also set to be ahead of the acquisition of the new firms.
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Guilherme Paulus marks his journey from being an intern at IBM. He has grown exponentially with the firm with a current presence of 20 hotels and resorts. As for the GJP brand, it hosts close to 5,000 employees.
Guilherme Paulus hails the idea behind CVC to Carlos Vincente Cerchiari. It was during his work at Casa Faro. He took that as a challenge and set up the first hotel through the joint effort with Carlos.
The mass success of CVC saw it rise as the largest travel operator in Brazil while transporting over 6 million tourists. The CVC Brasil firm is set to feature n small cities across Brazil. Based on their future action plans, the firm is set to increase the stores to 2000 by 2020.
Another affiliate of Guilherme success stories in GJP Hotels & Resorts. It started off as a side venture in 2005. But a decade down the line, it has transformed with a large hotel chain with 14 hotels and resorts across Brazil.
Among the accolades Guilherme has received, the 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year stands out from the rest. Even though he is among the Board Members, Guilherme Paulus still own 8% of the CVC Brasil.
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