Mumbai, Oct 16 (UNI) After becoming the brand ambassador of the Egypt Tourism from India, Bollywood star Celina Jaitley will be part of this year's Cairo International Film Festival, which will be held from November 27 to December 7.
According to a release issued here, taking time from her hectic schedule, Celina along with her team made a trip down to Cairo to see the dynamic metropolis. They also visited the Media Production City on the outskirts of the city. After the meeting, Celina and her team met the Minister of Tourism His Excellency Mohamed Zoheir Garana as well as Egyptian Tourism Authority Chairman Amr El Ezaby.
The Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt His Excellency Dr Mohammed Higazy said ''We want people to know that Egypt is not just about the Pyramids. We are working strategically on the tourism industry in Egypt. For its growth, we are offering easy visas, lower ticket rates and various tour packages. We hope to double the number of Indian tourists to Egypt by 2009. We are spending half a million of US Dollars in the next six months to encourage traffic between India and Egypt.'' Celina also had a meeting with few Egyptian actors, including actor Dr Ezzat Abbou-Ouf, who is the president of the Cairo International Film Festival.
As Celina says ''They have state-of-the-art studios with best sets which can be used for shoots. I think they are very suitable for our Indian films, as the facilities include a nearby hotel, making it a good option.