'Ishaqzaade' actress Parineeti Chopra has joined Tourism Australia's 'Friend of Australia' advocacy panel, making her the first Indian woman ambassador to join the group. The FOA recognition was presented to her by Australian consul general Tony Huber for her contribution to promote Australia. She joins ranks with the likes of chef Sanjay Kapoor, and renowned cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle.
Speaking about the opportunity, Parineeti said, “I am extremely delighted today to be appointed as a Friend of Australia, since Australia is one of my favourite holiday destinations. I had visited the country last year and I feel there is so much more to explore that one trip is not enough. The country has much more to offer and I’m fascinated by its warm and welcoming people, spectacular nature, unique wildlife, world-class food and wine options and smorgasbord of adventure activities. I’m all excited for my next trip to Australia, visiting Brisbane, Gold Coast and Ayers Rock, and would recommend everyone to experience the country once in their lifetime as there’s truly nothing like Australia.”
The FOA programme is a platform for Australian and international personalities to become advocates for Australia by sharing their experiences of destination through their own networks and Tourism Australia's channels.