On 21 of December 2012, the 5,125-year long count Mayan calendar will come to an end. It is a very remarkable event for the entire country. Traveling to the Mundo Maya during this time is an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity as various festivals have been lined up to celebrate this end which is definitely not worth missing.
The year 2012 has been designated as the Year of the Maya across Mexico by the Global Heritage Fund. More than 500 Maya-themed events will take place in Mexico alone. The year long celebration of Maya culture, past and present will include Maya-themed sporting events and re-enactments, ceremonies, dances and fests. To promote the glorious heritage of the Mayan civilisation, 250 events will be taking place in the area for the Mundo Maya 2012 program. This program seeks to attract visitors from all over the globe and witness history.

These attractive programs have been creating bee-lines of tourists for the country. This is surely a tourism as well as business boom. Therefore to make most of this opportunity Expedia.com announced savings throughout the Mayan world. More than 100 hotels throughout Cancun, Cozumel, Riviera Maya, Merida, Guatemala, Belize and El Salvador have been put on a discount of up to 40%. This will also be a great time to for real estate investors to scout for vacation condos in Akumal real estate region.

Also 11 hotels are offering exclusive $0 rates on the most awaited day, December 21, 2012 which marks end of an era. Hotels include:

  • Gran Melia Cancun
  • Intercontinental Presidente Cancun Resort
  • GR Solaris Cancun & Spa – All Inclusive
  • Hyatt Regency Cancun
  • Villa del Palmar Cancun
  • Great Parnassus Resort and Spa All Inclusive
  • Golden Parnassus Resort & Spa All Inclusive
  • Flamingo Cancun Resort
  • Now Jade Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa
  • Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun All Inclusive
  • GR Caribe By Solaris Deluxe All Inclusive Resort
"The Mayan region has always been a fascinating destination, but interest is up this year for reasons that might be obvious. In fact, travel to this part of the world is up over 10% this year over last," said Joe Megibow, Vice President and General Manager, Expedia.com. "Given that this might be the last chance to see this great destination, we thought we would make it easier to get there, by introducing some amazing sale prices. We do realize you're not going to have much use for the money you've saved if the world actually does end, but either way, those savings are yours to keep."