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Malaysia continues to attract tourists

June 28 - or the fifth year in a row, Malaysia continues to attract a large number of Saudi tourists, a senior tours and sales executive has said.

"For five years in a row Malaysia has topped the countries attracting Saudi summer vacationers. Egypt and the UAE are usually next in popularity," said Mahmud Hamid, a tours and sales executive. According to tour and travel experts, people choose their destinations depending on the areas they live in.
For example, Hamid said, people traveling to Europe are usually from Riyadh and cities in the Eastern Province. "Fifty per cent of Saudis from Riyadh prefer to spend their summer vacations in Europe with France being the country they most prefer to visit," Hamid said.

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