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End of the World 2012: Flights Increase to Apocalypse Safe Zones around December 21 Doomsday

Travelers Today       By    Katie McFadden

Updated: Dec 14, 2012 05:36 PM EST

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With the Mayan calendar coming to an end on December 21, many doomsday believers think that means the end of the world is coming. Some are doing what they can to survive the supposed apocalypse, so they're heading to places that the believe will protect them on doomsday. Searches for flights to places like Bugarach, France and Sirince, Turkey have significantly increased.

According to The Telegraph, which cites Skyscanner, flights to the south of France are up by 41 percent for the week before Dec. 21. compared to the same week last year. Flights to Sirince, Turkey is up by 30 percent.

"We were surprised to see how big an increase there has been in searches for flights to the South of France and to Izmir in Turkey leading up to the 21st December: the date of the Mayan prophecy," Victoria Bailie said.

In addition in an increase in flights, the demand for hotels is high, so hotel prices are higher than usual. In Sirince, Turkey, hotel prices have faced an increase from $58 to $1690.

In Bugarach, some residents are renting out their houses for up to $1,600 a night. Many are heading there as they believe the Pic de Bugarach mountain holds aliens inside who will take humans with them as they abandon the earth when it ends.

Another popular destination is Mount Rtanj in Serbia which some also believe has a special alien power that will protect them during the apocalypse.

Those who don't think the world will end are making their holiday travel arrangements. December 22 is expected to be one of the busiest air travel days this year as people travel for Christmas.

 

 

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