CVC grew rapidly since it started in 1972 at Santo Andre in Sao Paulo. The founding fathers of the company include Guilherme Paulus and Carlos Vicente Cerchiari. The company became one of the largest retail tourism networks in Brazil and a leading travel operator in Latin America. The success of the company speaks volumes of the leadership style of Guilherme Paulus.
45 years of innovation
Born in 1949 in Sao Paulo, Mr. Guilherme Paulus went to college and received a college degree in Business Administration. With over 50 years of experience in the tourism industry, the entrepreneur has built a name for himself in the industry. He was part of the company’s growth from a small agency to among the largest companies in Brazil. He banked on an business innovation to come up with contemporary travel packages and many other products which widened the company’s portfolio of products.Guilherme Paulus received help from a global investment fund which enabled it to scale success heights even more. The company became public in 2013 and currently, its revenue reaches $5.2 billion per year. Their plans to open 100 stores every year and expand to new markets will see the company grow even further.The company’s presence is being felt all over Brazil having been available in over 400 malls as well as 140 hypermarkets and galleries.
CVC supports the Alfasol Solidarity, an organization that offers youngsters immersion programs in the tourism industry. It also supports PIET project and Dr. Klaide Care and Education Institution in Santo Andre.
CVC has promoted economic development by generating jobs for people as well as local development throughout the places it operates in. Guilherme Paulus has been recognized by French officials for promoting tourism in French. He has been recognized by various prefectures for his philanthropic work in the industry. in addition, he has received many accolades including “The Entrepreneur of the Year Award”, entrepreneur “Revolutionary Consumer Relations”, by Modern Consumer magazine and the “Personality of the Year Award” By Viagem e Turismo.
The renowned entrepreneur purchased airline Webjet in 2006 and established it to become one of the largest airline company with over 20 fleet of aircraft. He later sold it to Gol. He also founded GJP Hotels & Resorts, a hotel network that controls over 15 hotels throughout Brazil specializing in leisure tourism as well as events.