1,164 stores and more than 9,086 travel agents this are not random numbers, but part of what CVC has been able to achieve over the years of its existence. Currently, the stores can be found in all the states of Brazil, in 456 cities. This means that the group is not leaving any destination untapped and they consider expansion a daily quest. By so doing, they managed to bring in 3,978,018 passengers on board in 2016, and by October 2017, that number was at 3,681. 624 passengers boarded. This means that they are experiencing continued growth, reflecting a solid return on investment. These were some of the numbers were presented to those who attended the 2017 Top Seller Event. It was at this event where Guilherme Paulus the group chairman of CVC who was the guest speaker at the event emphasized the need for more entrepreneurship within the country. He was speaking on his experience of growing a company from scratch and starting young. Guilherme Paulus founded the company in his mid-twenties, and he is the first to admit that it was a real struggle, especially convincing clients that they were capable of meeting their needs at the time.
Guilherme Paulus would then diversify into the hotel business under the GJP network. He had spotted a niche that he would surely fill and set his goals towards customer satisfaction. This, he states, is the strongest pillar that has helped GJP establish more than nineteen hotels cutting across Brazil. The commitment to excellence has not only been good for the businesses he runs, but to his personal wealth as he appeared on Forbes Magazine’s list of billionaires. This served as a reminder of how strong the tourism sector has become in Brazil. The country tourism sector was well boosted by the exposure it received during the 2014 world cup which were followed by the 2016 Summer Olympics. The global sporting events brought a lot of attention into the country and as such many saw its potential as a travel destination waiting to be experienced. During these events, Guilherme Paulus had been wise enough to ensure that both GJP and CVC were well prepared to serve the millions coming in. The years preceding the events were comprised of rapid expansion, especially on the GJP side. They were able to develop several hotels near airports and provide accommodation for those who needed the convenience the locations offered.
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