Ray Vines in Travel Endorsement

By  | Nov 15, 2020, 05:40 PM  | Drama

Ray Vines is working hand in glove with local travel authorities for an adventure-driven domestic travel influencer project. 

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Ray Vines went on an exciting two-day Midlands Tour last week which was shared on his Instagram story. Ray Vines who's real name is Melusi Chiripowako (20) is a talented content creator, influencer, and comedian from the Mukukuzvi fame. He is currently studying for his BSc Honours Degree in Computer Science at the Midlands State University (MSU).

The 2-day training and sightseeing event was done in partnership with the National Museums and Monuments of Zimbabwe. The project is premised on the need to promote recreational outings with friends and family, eating out with your squad, and learning more about the history housed in the Midlands Province.

Ray Vines and his team experienced tourism attractions such as the only Military Museum in the country which is in Gweru and also visited the Village Escape under the Village Lodges Group among other things. They also visited Naletale Ruins, located about 67 kilometers from Gweru along the Bulawayo Road, Antelope Park, and the mining museum in Kwekwe, which houses the paper house, the only one of its kind which was built in 1894. 

He said he is optimistic that ZimBho Campaign, launched this year will promote domestic tourism adding that the country has so many tourism facilities for everyone.

“As a creator, before lockdown, I was used to exploring different places around Zimbabwe and getting used to being mobile. I’m grateful for the ZimBho Campaign. I really had an awesome experience from riding the horse at the Village Escape, the volleyball match, Lunch at Les Vigo, and a whole lot of refreshing moments. I think everyone deserves such experiences,” he said.

Speaking to Sunday News, the Mukukuzvi manager Mr. Mufaro Ruzvidzo applauded the ZTA for reaching out to the youths, which is a critical segment across all sectors.

“I personally think this was important for Ray and the whole team as we have been working and we needed to take a break and refresh. I greatly appreciate the ZimBho initiative as it is also encouraging the youth to be adventurous and explorative,” said Mr Mufaro.

The project falls under the Domestic Tourism Campaign “ZimBho” which has been designed with a sole focus on the domestic market whose contribution to the economic growth and development is yet to be fully realized. It targets to create that sense of ownership and pride in being a citizen of tourism richly endowed country among other inspirations.
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