Valladolid Piggybacks on Chichen Itza Fame

March 26th, 2008 by ejalbright

Valladolid, the largest city near Chichen Itza, is getting more aggressive promoting itself in concert with the ancient Maya city so recently named a “wonder of the world.”

The new designation has already boosted hotel occupancy by 15 percent during the recent Easter holiday. Hotel owners in Valladolid reported that they were full or almost full on Thursday, the day before the traditional spring equinox, when the feathered serpent Kukulcan can be seen crawling down the side Chichen Itza’s great pyramid.

As proof the increase was not just because the Easter holiday, hotel owners indicated that occupancy decreased on Good Friday through the weekend.

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