Guilherme Paulus attended the Festival of Tourism of the City of Gramado, also known as Festuris. The tourism festival of Festuris reached its 30th-year anniversary in 2018. Before the directors of the festival could give their emotional speeches to the attending public. CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens received a special tribute for its thirty years of operating in the Serra Gaúcha area of Brazil. Guilherme Paulus and Valter Patriani received a plaque in commemoration of the date and in recognition of the contribution of the tour operator to the development of the local tourism industry. It is clear that Guilherme Paulus and CVC have made a huge impact on the tourism industry and deserve this honor by the directors of Festuris.
Paulus emphasized that you can’t create a successful thirty-year-old company from in one day. It takes hard work every day to succeed. Paulus believes that in a wonderful community like Gramado people can have a dream and achieve it. Ultimately it takes several people and hard work to achieve success. Paulus said, “the tourism industry has a history, people and content, without that nothing is built.” And if anyone would know what it takes to build a successful business, it would be the founder of CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens and GJP Hotels and Resort. Paulus has effectively created two successful business in his lifetime.
Paulus mentioned that CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens will soon turn forty-seven years old but that his dream of tourism continues. He cited Valter Patriani and Luiz Eduardo Falco and encouraged them to remember that CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens is now the third largest tourism company in the world. Guilherme Paulus also reminded the festival attendees that recognition is an important part of the tourism industry. Paulus believes that government leadership will realize that tourism is an important industry because it generates jobs and income but stresses that entrepreneurs can’t depend on the government. It is up to entrepreneurs to look for opportunities and create their own success.
Finally, Paulus promised to build a statue for Marta Rossi and Silva Zorzanello at the Hotel Serrano, a GJP hotel, for their pioneering work in promoting events in the city. Paulus believes this is essential for the development of tourism in Gramado.