A portrait of Sam Graudins at Gordon River Cruise

THA Rising Star Award - Congrats to Sam!

The teams at Gordon River Cruises and Strahan Village could not be prouder of our very own Sam Graudins, for winning the 2016 Tasmanian Hospitality Association’s (THA) ‘Rising Star Award’.

Sam was announced as the winner of the award at the THA’s annual awards gala dinner on Monday 29th August.

Sam is a cruise guide with Gordon River Cruises and consistently strives to deliver the best possible guest experience and interpretation. Sam recently broadened his skill set with a working secondment to Freycinet Lodge but we’re happy to say he’ll be returning to Tasmania’s west to cruise with Gordon River Cruises again this spring.

As part of Sam’s award, he will travel on a tourism industry – focused trip to New Zealand with fellow Tasmanian operators to look at some industry best practices. Sam hopes the tour will bolster his knowledge of interpretive and nature-based tourism.

From all of us at Gordon River Cruises, Strahan Village and RACT Destinations, a huge congratulations to Sam for his outstanding achievement.