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USA Today

TripAdvisor’s up-and-coming destination list

Have you been to Mar del Plata, Argentina, or Kiev, Ukraine?
If so, you're ahead of the curve.

Those are two of the world's 2012 "Destinations on the Rise," according to users of the TripAdvisor travel site. The awards, which are being announced today, recognize the destinations that have gotten the greatest increase in positive traveler feedback and traveler interest on TripAdvisor in the past year.

Here's the list of world destinations that are getting lots of buzz on TripAdvisor. TripAdvisor spokesman Brooke Ferencsik says the awards were compiled using "an algorithm that took into account factors including traveler feedback quality through reviews and opinions on destination accommodations, restaurants, attractions as well as interest through clicks on TripAdvisor, and 'want to go' pins placed by travelers on the TripAdvisor Cities I've Visited Facebook app...