2016 Colombian Travel Market Forecast: Cheap Peso Attracts Millennials, Zika Impact Palpable

Medellin, Colombia today vibes similar to what Barcelona was in the early 1990s. Still under the radar, bohemian, international, with a forward-thinking local governance and energetic local pride. With the peso at bottom dollar, the city's popularity is trending even hotter with foreign millennials, backpackers, gap-year goers, and young adventure seekers. Travel incidence among Colombian travelers is also on the rise.

Data: Spain and beyond - easyJet Market Penetration by Country

U.K. based low cost airline easyJet expects to boost its passenger numbers flying through Barcelona-El Prat Airport to 3.1 million in 2016,  a 12% jump compared to 2015. The company announced that Barcelona will become the U.K. airline's base of Spanish operations where it serves 18 destinations in the country. In total, easyJet foresees 4% growth in its Spanish air traffic to 13.5 million passengers.