Tourism Australia has appointed Bollywood actress Parineeti Chopra as the first Indian woman ambassador for the ‘Friend of Australia’ (FOA) advocacy panel. The FOA recognition was presented to Parineeti by Australian Consul General, HE Tony Huber, for her contribution in promoting Australia. This appointment will help to further cement the close ties between Australia and India.
The FOA programme has been devised as a way for Tourism Australia to foster mutually beneficial and long-term ‘friendships’ with those they regard as unique, positive and influential storytellers. Parineeti Chopra joins Chef Sanjeev Kapoor and cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle as fellow Indian Friends of Australia, who have been great advocates for Australia, encouraging Indians to visit the land Down Under.
Chopra is all set to visit Queensland and Northern Territory, exploring Australia’s aquatic and coastal experiences, rugged outback, unique wildlife and its incredible variety of world-class food and wine offering. Being a lover of nature and adventure, Parineeti’s trip to Brisbane, Gold Coast and Ayers Rock will see her indulging in adventurous activities such as whale watching cruise, meet the dolphins, surfing, Sky point adventure climb, helicopter flight over the Ayers Rock (Uluru), Harley Davidson ride, aboriginal experiences, and witness the spectacular ‘Field of Light’ installation in the Red Centre of Australia, among many others.