Mexican Mayan Calendar 2012: Benefits From ‘Doomsday’ Hysteria

Last Updated: December 30, 2012 by
Categories: Mexico

Mayan Calendar... 2012... End of Days...Does Mexico mind that doomsday prophets have used the Mayan calendar to foretell the end of the world in 2012? Hardly.

On Friday afternoon, Gerardo Llanes, chief marketing officer of the Mexico Tourism Board, laughed at the thought that he might not be alive.

“We’re still waiting,” Llanes joked -- and he’s not alone. Some 150,000 tourists were in southeastern Mexico Friday for what the tourism board has branded as “the beginning of a new era.” In Chichen Itza alone, more than 10,000 people have gathered for a ceremony that will take place Friday evening.

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