End of world good news for Tikal hotels

The end of the Mayan calendar on December 21, 2012, appears to be a boon for hotels near the Mayan city of Tikal, located in Peten, Guatemala.

According to Fox News Latino, more than 95% of hotel rooms in Peten already are booked in conjunction with the 2012 New Dawn for Humanity world summit, scheduled for December 20-21. Organized by the Guatemalan government to welcome a new era, the event is expected to feature luminaries including Elton John and rock group U2.

Although Mayan predictions about the world ending this December have become popularized, experts say the ancient forecasts were actually about the return of the god Bolon Yokte and the start of a new cycle of creation.