Tourism is a newly established industry in Brazil, and they have registered more than six million visitors from overseas last year. The tourism department of Brazil noted that visitors are coming in because of their fair weather, unique culture, and beautiful landmarks. The 2014 World Cup, as well as the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, helped the country in attracting more visitors, and the local tourism economy experienced a boost. Guilherme Paulus is one of those entrepreneurs who felt the change in the tourism industry, as his businesses catered to hundreds of thousands of tourists in the past few years. He owns a tour operator services and a chain of hotels and resorts, and he stated that the influx of tourists in his country would open new opportunities for people like him. He shared that Brazil hosting two major sporting events helped the tourism industry, and it will bring significant benefits to the economy.
Guilherme Paulus is the founder of the CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A. and the GJP Hotels and Resorts. The CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A. is a tour operator services founded in 1972, while the GJP Hotels and Resorts specialize in the hospitality industry and it was founded in 2005. As a young man, Guilherme Paulus knew that he would become an entrepreneur someday. He worked with a few partners in the past, most notably a Brazilian politician, but he was left to manage his businesses alone as his partners broke away. However, it did not stop him from transforming his company into one of the best firms in the whole continent.
As the CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A. became widely known in the Latin American region, multinational private firms started to express their interest in becoming one of his partners. The Carlyle Group is an excellent example of a multinational private firm which forged a partnership with the CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A. Guilherme Paulus sold 63.6% of the company to the Carlyle Group, promising that they would be helping him promote his business to the world. The transaction took place in 2009, and a few years after the partnership, the company experienced tremendous growth, and it also helped him get more tourists as the Carlyle Group promoted his company for the coming 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics. This transformed his companies and made him a billionaire, and he was even featured on the Forbes billionaires list.