Guilherme Paulus: A Businessman Who Invested in the Tourism Industry

Guilherme Paulus is a Brazilian businessman who ventured in the tourism sector. When he was 24 years old, he co-founded a tour operator services firm, along with a wealthy Brazilian politician who helped him with the funding. Using the experiences he had back when he was still an intern with IBM, he managed to transform the company and turn it into one of the most profitable businesses in the country. Many people who have been to Brazil have either tried the services that he offered or paid for the tours that would take them around the country. Guilherme Paulus’ tour operator services firm eventually became the leading business of its kind in the whole Latin American region, and it keeps on generating a lot of profit because of the growing tourism sector in Brazil.

Guilherme Paulus and the Brazilian politician founded the tour operator services firm in 1972, but four years later, the Brazilian politician decided to sever ties with the company he co-founded and left Guilherme Paulus to manage it alone. However, he was never discouraged from managing the company all by himself, and he even turned it into an inspiration to succeed. Decades later, after he realized that the company he created is now well-known and many people are aware of the services it provides, he decided to establish another business.

The GJP Hotels and Resorts were founded in 2005, and Guilherme Paulus managed to open 15 locations across Brazil. He chose to build his properties near seaports, airports, or any point of entry for foreign tourists. The hotels and the resorts he owned have numerous rooms which suit every budget, but he caters mostly to those who are looking for a luxurious place to stay. The GJP Hotels and Resorts promise their clients that they will enjoy their stay within the property because of their world-class services and professional staffs. The proximity of the hotels in airports and seaports also makes them the first stop of tourists visiting the country. According to official statistics, Brazil welcomed six million tourists in 2017, and the figures are expected to increase this year, thanks to the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.

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