Guilherme Paulus Is A Successful Entrepreneur Who Has Capitalized On Brazil’s Booming Travel Industry

Guilherme Paulus joined the billionaires club and made Forbes Brazil billionaires list after he sold control of CVC to the Carlyle Group. This was after he had built the smaller company up into the the largest travel operator in the Americas and also one of the largest on the planet earth. He has traveled all over Brazil and loves to visit hotels all over the globe. In recent times, he has spoken about the fact that he still loves to work, as well. He is still a large part of CVC and is happy to be working in the travel industry.

Guilherme Paulus is a believer of the tourism industry in Brazil, and is proud that CVC has been a part of bringing travel experiences, regionally and abroad, to more than 4 million people in the country. His company has more than 900 stores in operation and is looking to open another 100 this year. His understanding of the Brazilian travel industry has helped him to grow CVC, and he knows that people continue to travel whether the country is doing well financially or not. A lot of its citizens’ go on trips regardless of their income, and this motivates him to look for more hotel opportunities.

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The business expert has expressed his belief that the tourism industry in Brazil has a long way to go, and he expects the country’s hospitality industry to continue to expand. He has pointed to the Sheraton da Bahia Hotel, which is a 5 star hotel in Salvador, as a success in the country and hopes to own more hotels that can be just as successful in the future. While he didn’t want to sell any part of CVC in the beginning, when the Carlyle Group made its offer, his CFO suggested he consider it. The negotiations took some time, but in the end, all parties were happy with the arrangement.

Guilherme Paulus co-founded CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A. in 1972 and grew the company until it was considered one of the largest tour operators in Latin America. He is also the founder of GJP Hotels and Resorts, which is working to expand by building more hotels.

The Traveling Vineyard – A Great Way To Build An Income

There seems to be so many work-at-ome types of opportunities that it boggles the mind as to which are legitimate and which are just a waste of time. An opportunity that seems to be the real thing is The Traveling Vineyard.

With this program you offer people the opportunity to hold wine tasting parties in their home with the understanding that they will receive a few bottles of really good wine for their trouble. They invite friends and family, and you, as the Wine Guide, as the representative is called with the Traveling Vineyard lead them through the tasting of various proprietary wines along with explanations in regard to parings and sommology which is the process of matching the right wine with the right food.

It is easy to get started with the Traveling Vineyard, as it only requires a startup cost of $174 which includes all that you need to get going. Called the Success Kit, the packet contains everything from wine glasses, openers, decanters, brochures, order forms, carrying bags, materials for marketing and two wine kits, so that two tasting parties can be hosted. The average sales at the parties range from $400 to $500, so there are potential earnings right off the bat.

Commissions vary from 15 to 35 percent, depending on your level in the business. Wine Guides can make money several different ways. First of all there are the home tasting parties, such as was just mentioned. There are also online sales, from a personalized website that comes free for the first three months, and then only costs $15.95 per month. Then there is the Wine Club where customers can get discounted prices on wines and accessories. Finally, you can build a team where you receive overrides on the production of people in your group.

As one Wine Guide put it, the business costs less than $200 to get started and all of the necessary knowledge equipment is furnished at the outset. All that has to be done is do what is suggested, reinvest, and keep the profits. She reasoned that since there are only about 1,200 Wine Guides in the US, that this is a great opportunity.

The Traveling Vineyard is good opportunity because Americans ordinarily drink lots of wine. For instance, in 2013 over 892 million gallons of wine were consumed, according to the Wine Institute. Since wine is a consumable item, it stands to reason that there will be repeat orders, and there are!

If you are looking for an opportunity to make some extra money, this could be a good option. People do like to get together for a good cause, and what better cause could there be than to taste and sample some good wine, and learn all about proper wine pairing as well?

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Wild Ark Founder Mark Hutchinson

Mark Hutchinson, “Hutch”, grew up riding horses and playing in the wild in his native Australia. This passion for nature helped him start Wild Ark, a business minded in reconnecting people to the wild and working towards preserving it for people to enjoy for years to come. Learn more: https://ideamensch.com/mark-hutchinson/

Hutchinson’s experience Jackarooing, traveling the length of Africa and starting a small but successful personal training business were the keys to unlocking his confidence and starting a business he’s always wanted. He started with a business named Untamed, which brought people to the edge of mother nature. He met his business partner Anton Lategan, who is the owner of EcoTraining, while taking a course and they bonded over a passion of helping others reconnect with nature. Through his trials and tribulations of the corporate world with his company Avana, Hutchinson discovered that where his heart really lived was in conservation efforts.

Wild Ark’s goal is to protect and purchase as much of the biodiversity of the Earth as possible, and to build sustainable business on the land to help keep the efforts of conservation going. Learn more: http://wildark.com/blog/mark-hutchinson-for-the-wild/

Hutchinson’s family is invested in protecting the Earth as well, with his wife running the documentary series for Wild Ark and his children being exposed to nature daily, with walks through the bush, surfing and learning more about how they can help. Hutchinson is working on his Masters of Conservation Biology to learn more about the language of conservation. He holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney and a MBA from INSEAD Business School France. He starts his days early in the morning, for a specific breakfast and exercise routine and then either helps his children get ready for school or is in meetings and writing emails and proposals for Wild Ark or is in nature, helping with restoration projects and consulting with other Wild Ark members for future ideas.