Doomsday frenzy boosts tourism in Mexico

'Mayan Apocalypse' has renewed interest in ancient and pre-Hispanic cultures in Latin America.

    The end of the world is nigh - at least according to some followers of the ancient Maya calendar.
     
    They are following a Maya prophecy, found carved on a stone 1,300 years ago. But others think it refers only to the start of a new era.
     
    Fact or fiction, the hype surrounding the so-called Mayan Apocalypse is causing a boom in tourism especially for Mexico.

    Al Jazeera's Racel Levin reports from Chichin Itza.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    Explore how your country voted on global issues since 1946, as the world gears up for the 74th UN General Assembly.

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    We dialled more than 35,000 random phone numbers to paint an accurate picture of displacement across South Sudan.

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Meet the man on a mission to take down Cambodia's timber tycoons and expose a rampant illegal cross-border trade.