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


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