Forbes magazine has been updating their billionaire’s list issue every year. This year, another Brazilian will be included in the billionaire’s list. This man is Guilherme Paulus, the one who established the CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A. and opened up a hotel and resort chain called GJP Hotels and Resorts. Reaching the $1 billion mark is a difficult task for him, but he was able to do it despite the odds.
He started his career with IBM, where he worked as an intern. As months go by, the Brazilian businessman has developed the skills and talents that he would need whenever he goes out into the outside world. In 1972, he decided to partner with a local politician from Brazil, and together, they founded the CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A. Guilherme Paulus told his business partner that they would be doing their best to transform the company and make it a leading tour operator services in the whole continent. However, his business partner decided to leave him alone four years after the company has been established.
Guilherme Paulus stated that working alone made him became more creative. He also exerted double efforts in serving the tourists who wanted to tour around the country. Brazil is becoming an excellent destination for tourists, and the increasing tourist arrivals would bring benefits and advantages to everyone working in the tourism industry. In 2005, he decided to build a chain of hotels and resorts to accommodate the number of tourists coming into the country, because of the World Cup and the Olympic Games. Guilherme Paulus knew that the tourists would choose to stay inside his hotel if there is a world-class service, and they’re accessible to, and fro the airport is not that difficult.
The statistics of Brazil shows up six million tourist arrivals in the country, and the government is preparing for the influx of new tourists who would be visiting the country out of curiosity. According to Guilherme Paulus, the new tourist arrivals in his country would significantly help the government with their plans of making tourism a backbone for Brazil’s economy.