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Tourists spend SR7.1bn in Saudi Arabia during Q1

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) has said 2.9 million foreign tourists who visited the kingdom in the first quarter of 2012 spent more than SR7.1bn, Arab News has reported. "The total of domestic tourists in the same period reached about 5 million, who spent about SR7.4bn," the report said. In contrast, 4.5 million tourists who spent their vacation outside the country spent SR17bn, it added.