CVC Tours is a company that was established in Santa Andre, Sao Paulo, by entrepreneur Guilherme Paulus in 1972. He sold this company a number of years ago to Carlyle Group but he continues on as the chairman of the board. He has spent the past few years expanding into specialty travel as he takes the company in a new direction.
He and the management team of CVC Tours established five new subsidiaries. These are focused on online travel reservations, a company that consolidates airplane tickets, corporate travel, and leisure travel through independent agencies. There is one new subsidiary is called Cultural Exchange Experiment that offers cultural exchange opportunities and courses abroad. The final subsidiary, Visual Tourism, is all about niche travel such as for those on their honeymoons or people interested in ecotourism.
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Guilherme Paulus also owns and operates GJP Group which oversees GJP Hotels & Resorts and a general contracting firm GJP Construction Inc. He has hotels specifically for budget travelers and two brands for people who want to splurge while on vacation. This is an award winning company. The World Travel Awards (WTA) organization bestowed its coveted “Best Resort for Families in South America” award on this company in 2018 for the second year in a row. The ceremony for hotelier Guilherme Paulus and GJP Group was held in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Since WTA is considered the Oscars of travel his company winning not once but twice was considered a rather big deal in the hospitality industry.
One of GJP Hotels & Resorts most popular resorts is Wish Resort Foz Iguacu. Guilherme Paulus bought Wish Resort Foz Iguacu resort in 2009 and had it extensively renovated. It features nature trails, a beauty salon, seven swimming pools, a climbing wall, jacuzzis, a beautiful professional golf course, and even more amenities. Families love staying in one of this resort’s 215 units.
Guilherme Paulus has also been recognized himself with numerous awards. The French government once honored him for his international tourism expertise. He has also been recognized by the city of Miami, Cancun, Buenos Aires, Isla Margarita, and Bariloche. Among his titles is Valor Executive which was given to him by the newspaper Valor Economics.