Brazilian entrepreneur Guilherme Paulus is the chairman of the board for two companies he founded, CVC Tours and GJP Hotels and Resorts. He is a highly influential businessman who has had a large impact on both the tourism and hospitality sectors. In the tourism sector, he has brought many visitors to Brazil from around the world and also got domestic travel to become popular. His hospitality business has more than 20 hotels and resorts which are located in Brazil’s hottest tourism locations.
CVC Tours became a publically traded company several years ago. Since that time, Guilherme Paulus has sold $750 million of his interest in it but still owns 8% of the company. He wholly owns GJP Hotels and Resorts which he started with his own money. At CVC Tours the focus is on expanding both its physical and online presence into more markets. Right now they are focused on establishing 100 more retail stores each year. What is bold about this is that they are establishing many of these in cities with populations less than 50,000, something that no other tour operator in Brazil has attempted.
He says you should do what you love and travel is the one thing that Guilherme Paulus enjoys above all else. He has been throughout Latin America extensively and knows the best things to do in all of the top tourist spots. One of his favorite cities to visit is Salvador where he has one of his five-star hotels, the Wish Hotel Da Bahia. This city was Brazil’s first capital and has a rich history.
One of his favorite places to visit when he is in Salvador is the Pelourinho neighborhood. This is a UNESCO World Heritage site and features brightly colored buildings throughout the neighborhood.
Guilherme Paulus says it is has a large number of great places to shop or dine at. He also really likes Espaco Cravo which is an outdoor museum located in Park Pituacu. There are 800 pieces of artwork in this park with a mix of sculptures, paintings, totems, and drawings.