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Saudis spend holidays abroad

Some 3.5 million Saudi tourists are expected to spend about 35 billion Saudi riyals on tourism in the current year, according to Mohaideb Al Moheidab, chairman of the committee for travel and tourism offices at the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry. However, domestic tourism is expected to fetch only 16% of this total. He said domestic tourism in the Gulf will get a boost in a few years when the onset of Ramadan will fall in the middle of the summer vacation.