Aussies to celebrate end of days in Mexico

first_imgTravel agents are already beginning to receive enquiries from Australian travellers wanting to plan their trip to Mexico for “end of the world” celebrations scheduled on 21 December 2012.In celebration of marking the end of the ancient Mayan Calendar over 50million people are estimated to travel to Mexico for the event, news.com reported.Chimu Adventures, Marketing Manager Meg Hall said she was beginning to see a lot of interest from travellers wanting to travel to Mexico for the celebrations.“It’s a strange thing for people to be interested in but I guess it’s a unique event, people are asking about what kind of events are going to be on,” Ms Hall said.“Usually people don’t book until closer to departure, but obviously it’s going to be busy, it looks like a lot of Australian’s are going to be heading out there.”Tucan Travel Sales and Marketing Manager Todd Barry said there had been an increase in its “Mayan Circle” tour and are expecting inquiries and bookings will rise over the next few months.”Most people have just started planning for their holidays to that region – it’s a peak time to travel so it’s also the most expensive time,” Mr Barry said.Tourism campaign “Mundo Maya 2012” and a variety of other celebrations have been planned for the big celebration by the Mexican Government.However many Mexican archaeological establishments say the 2012 reference on a 1300-year-old stone tablet only represents the end of a cycle in the Mayan calendar and not the end of the world.Tour operators Geckos and Peregrine are currently offering tours for the “apocalypse” and cover places such as Mexico City, Cancun, Merida and Chichen Itza.I wonder if they are booking return tickets? Source = e-Travel Blackboard: S.P The City of Tikal created in 300BClast_img read more