Guilherme Paulus Contributes to the Growth of the Brazilian Economy through Investments in the Tourism Sector

CVC recently purchased two tour operating companies in Argentina. The company acquired 60% of Ola Transatlantica Turismo and 60% of Travel and Tourism Services Biblos, a move CVC has been looking at for quite some time now. With the purchase, CVC is now the third largest tour operator in Argentina behind Decolar and Almundo. Despite many viewing the economic situation in Argentina as a crisis, CVC sees it as an opportunity to internationalize its operations further.

Additionally, these purchases are aimed at increasing the number of Brazilian tourists who visit Argentina given it is 50% cheaper for them. This move will give Brazilian tourists more travel packages to Argentina leading to increased business opportunities for local airlines and the hotel industry, while also increasing tourism revenues for Argentina. Given the ongoing economic crisis in Argentina, an investment from an international company such as CVC is welcome as the country works on correcting the current economic situation.

Guilherme Paulus founded Brazil’s largest tourism operator CVC in 1972 together with Carlos Cerchiari. However, Carlos Cerchiari left the business four years later, and Guilherme had to carry on alone. Since then, however, he has grown the tour operator into an international operator with investments from global companies such as the Carlyle Group which invested $750 million in 2013, taking control of 60% of the company. However, this move opened up more investment opportunities for CVC such as the one above and Guilherme could not be happier.

In the hotel and resort industry, Guilherme Paulus opened up GJP Hotels & Resorts in 2005 after seizing a business opportunity in the sector. The establishment offers tourists a range of 3-star, 4-star, and 5-star restaurant and accommodation to choose from when they visit Brazil. Since beginning operations, GJP Hotels & Resorts has opened up operations in 14 locations with 3, 000 rooms which have served more than 95, 000 visitors to date. The company has so far created employment for more than 5, 000 people.

Guilherme Paulus is the sort of businessman who seizes an investment opportunity when he sees one. In 2006, he bought Webjet, a transportation company with only one charter plane at the time. This gave him the opportunity to ease the movement of tourists across Brazil while contributing to the growth of the Brazilian economy. By the time he was selling the company in 2011, Webjet had grown into the third largest airline in Brazil.

Guilherme Paulus serves as an executive at CVC. Through building relationships with companies, clients, and employees, he has grown the company into the largest tour operator in Southern America. Consequently, the company now trades on the Sao Paulo Stock exchange. Guilherme Paulus also strongly believes in giving back to the community and does so whenever the opportunity presents itself.

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Allied Wallet for product payment processing

Allied Wallet is a payment processing company with offices in the U.S., the UK, Germany, and China which has processed over a billion payment processes for firms throughout the world (AlliedWallet).

Allied Wallet’s technology and computer software enables a business or firm to integrate their eCommerce site with Allied Wallet’s payment system within 24-48 hours. Owing to Allied Wallet’s global nature, merchants may accept payment in up to 164 different currencies and accepts payment from over 16 different major credit and debit cards, and in total up to 100 different payments. Payouts as well, are in up to 25 different currencies. Allied distributes pre-paid debit cards to companies as a means of paying their employees.

Allied Wallet provides turnkey processing for merchants at a rate of approximately 1 percent, plus 10 cents per transaction. Allied charges no sign-up or set-up fees to create an account, and offer a quick integration service. They also do not run credit checks in order to be accepted as a merchant.

The company does require merchants to keep a rolling reserve to protect against fraudulent purchases and chargebacks, but this reserve is spelled out in advance of becoming a merchant. At the same time, Allied Wallet has sophisticated computer technology to protect merchants from being scammed by shoddy consumers.

Another concern by some merchants is in the area of recurring billing. Allied Wallet allows recurring billing purchases of up to three months in length. The company has high standards when it comes to risky businesses, and rejects high-risk business such as file-sharing, tobacco, drugs, body-parts and many more. Better Business Bureau complaints are infrequent and minor.

Firms interested in processing transactions with Allied Credit do need to request a quote directly from the company, so all transaction fees are not readily apparent, but the company is quick to respond to requests for quotes.

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OSI Group McDonalds Follows Strict Hygiene Guidelines

Hygiene Production Standards

OSI Group McDonalds follow some of the strictest hygiene guidelines for meat packers. In a recent visit to the Gunzburg, Germany processing plant, which produces over 5 million hamburgers daily, OSI Group only allows 50-75 people on the production floor. The Gunzburg plant is the size of a soccer field. For example, if the warehouse were 75K square feet, then each person /1000 square feet would be working on the floor at one time. The Business Insider reporters said that though the number of personnel in the factory were as high as 200 only 75 were allowed on the production floor at one time.

Contamination Free Workspaces

OSI Group McDonalds also follows another strict guideline in its workspaces, according to the Business Insider reporters, which is to not allow the beef to be touched by any human hands. Also, every person who works within the location of the production of the hamburger production space must pass a strict security check. The security check consists of every person allowed in the production floor to empty their pockets and aren’t allowed to wear any type of jewelry, no pencils, pens or thinks worn loosely are also kept off the production floor. The reason for this security measure is to avoid anything falling into the production process and contaminate the meat. OSI Group McDonalds is very strict on these measures.

Meat to Fat Ratio

OSI Group McDonalds follows another criterion in order to ensure the quality of the hamburger meat is kept at a high standard for every 5 million of the patties produced daily (30 million per week). The meat per fat ratio is set by OSI Group McDonalds and the corporate management for McDonald’s quality control. The ratio is 5% less than what is produced for supermarket stores.

OSI Group

OSI Group began in 1906 by a Father and Son in the suburbs of Chicago, but later expanded throughout the city and became Otto & Sons. Years later Otto & Sons became international renamed again to OSI Group. It was as OSI Group that Ray Kroc approached OSI Group to be their lead meat packer and that relationship has continued to this day.

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Isabel Dos Santos Champions for Development in Africa

Isabel dos Santos is an entrepreneur and is ranked as the richest woman in Africa. She is the daughter of the former president of Angola José Eduardo dos Santos, who reigned from 1979 to 2017. Research conducted by Forbes revealed that Isabel net worth hit two billion US dollars, translating to her being the first female billionaire in Africa.

Isabel dos Santos is the principal of Angola’s largest telecommunications company, Unitel and has a wealth of experience in economic development, the creation of infrastructure, innovation and implementation of new technologies. Under her umbrella, this field has created more than 50000 job openings in her country. Isabel dos Santos attended primary and secondary education at Cobham Hall day and boarding school in England. She later enrolled in King’s College London and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. This pursuit served her natural interests in science and also helped her to develop problem-solving skills that she puts into use in the vast world of business.

Apart from her interests in communications, Isabel dos Santos is also involved in several industries like construction, entertainment, media production, energy, and finance. In her career which extends for more than twenty years, the businesswoman has served management-level positions in a wide array of companies inclusive of entertainment establishments, banks, and retail organizations. This vast experience has resulted in her extensive understanding of the world economy and economic approaches that can be adopted by countries in Africa that still struggle with rampant poverty.

Isabel dos Santos is also renowned for her comprehensive efforts in the realm of development. She has devoted her finances as well as personal time in several projects in this field and particularly focuses on the development and advancement of entrepreneurs. In a bid to promote economic development in the grassroots, Isabel dos Santos has produced videos and other kinds of media which place emphasis on the efforts of aspiring entrepreneurs and the actions that they take to chip in the economy. The businesswoman is also involved in speaking engagements. For instance, she was given an invitation to speak at the European Parliament in Brussels where she heavily championed for the need to develop digital infrastructure in Africa.

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The Residential Area To Be – The Aspire by Boraie Development

The Aspire in New Brunswick, New Jersey is equipped with 238 residential units and is in a prime spot, it is very near the New Brunswick Train Station. The Aspire also has a doorman lobby that can attend to your needs the best that he can, 24/7. The Aspire residents don’t have to worry about walking from parking to their unit very far because the Aspire has an attached parking facility that has direct elevator access to the lobby. The residents of the Aspire also has access with recreational and fitness centers, there is also a Yoga studio that can be enjoyed by the unit owners. Leisure and recreation is one of the forefronts of the Aspire with indoor and outdoor resident’s club that is for play, rest and work. The Aspire can also host the perfect Sunday brunch with their Rooftop Sundeck and Garden with a barbecue space – so you can have your guests over for the perfect barbecue.

The Aspire stands on a prime spot in the neighborhood with nearby access to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital System and Children’s Cancer Institute. You can also enjoy a stroll through 10,000 square feet of retail that has neighborhood dining, shopping, and great nightlife.