Saudi King Salman in Morocco
Saudi Arabia's King Salman in Morocco Source: Saudi Press Agency

Saudi Arabia's King Salman is known for traveling in maximal luxury, and it seems as though his trips are helping boost his host countries' economies.

For his annual leave, King Salman is spending a private vacation in Morocco, where his expenses are bringing "economic relief for the area," according to a Spanish website.

The Saudi monarch arrived in Morocco last Monday, spending his annual vacation in the Moroccan city of Tangier for the third consecutive year, where he owns a 30-hectare mansion.

"The arrival of Salman in Tangier is an important economic relief for the area," Morocco World News cites Spanish website La Vanguardia as saying. 

The website added that the Saudi King brings "an important injection into the local economy".

Here's how the king and his companions' travel expenses are boosting Morocco's economy:

A 1000-strong entourage

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King Salman is reportedly accompanied by a delegation consisting of over 1,000 princes, officials, and ministers, whose expenses are majorly  contributing to the Moroccan economy, in addition to the expenses of Arab officials traveling to Morocco to visit the king.

800 rooms booked and almost 200 high-end cars rented ... for $9 million

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According to media reports, the king's managers booked over 800 hotel rooms for his entourage in Tangier's luxury hotels, such as Mirage, Movenpick, and Hilton. 

With hotel room fees ranging between $200 to $500 per night, fees for 800 rooms stand at an estimated 240 thousand dollars every night. 

Moroccan daily Al Akhbar says that the king's delegation has rented some 170 private cars, billing around $72,000 per day. 

So, the fees spent on rooms and car rentals for the king's delegation are estimated at $312,000 per day, and a total of over $9 million for the entire one-month trip. 

The entire trip is expected to cost almost $100 million

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Taking into account residence, transportation and overall living expenses, along with fees paid for entertainment and touristic activities, the king's trip is expected to cost around $94,000,000

The king's trips are always pure luxury

Earlier this year, the Saudi monarch made headlines for his luxurious tour around Asia. 

When he arrived in Japan in March, he brought along a massive entourage, two golden escalators, and 100 limousines. 

Approximately 10 aircraft were required for the transportation, according to Japan Times