Guilherme Paulus is a popularly known Brazilian hotelier and entrepreneur not only nationally but also internationally in the tourism industry. He is the founder and current chairman of the CVC Brazil Operadora and GJP Hotels and Resorts. GJP opened its first Hotel in 1995 and had since expanded to many more hotels and resorts countrywide. The company is recognized as the largest tour operator in Latin America.
He is also the current chairman of the Board of Directors of the Sao Paulo Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Vice President of International Relations of the Brazilian Association of Travel Agencies (ABAV).
GJP Hotels and Resorts are located throughout the country and operate over 20 hotels and resorts and has currently employed over 5,000 people since 1995. His career began as an intern for IBM as a computer technician but later left IBM and veered off the Technology field and took interest in the hospitality and tourism industries. Guilherme Paulus later became a traveling salesman for a tour agency, and after three years he had earned himself a reputation and skills to venture into self-employment in the same industry. He had developed connections with other business entrepreneurs who encouraged him to start his own company.
He aimed to revolutionize the tourism industry, which he did and is seen by the introduction of Ocean Cruises which was a new and exciting experience to tourists. It became an area of their operations and is popularly known to be at the forefront in this area worldwide. Guilherme Paulus was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year award, which he deserved because of his significant contribution to the development of Brazil’s economy through jobs creations, services his firm offers and many more.
The widely spread branches of the GJP Group of hotels and resorts enables him to reach a diverse base of companies, which gives him a competitive advantage over his competitors. His distinct personality has also contributed to his success, which has helped him build his networks such as Linx, a five-star, Saint Andrew premium lines among others. Guilherme Paulus outgoing personality has enabled him to achieve tremendous milestones of the company, and in return, his company has increased its market value.
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