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World's Top 10 Destinations on the Rise

Book a trip now, because these are the world's next tourist hot spots.

No. 1: Mar del Plata, Argentina's top beach resort, is TripAdvisor's No. 1 destination on the rise for 2012. Once the playground of the country's elite (their elaborate Victorian summer homes still stand), Mar del Plata has become a vacation hotspot for travelers in every budget category.

No. 2: The largest city in South America, Sao Paulo's cuisine and art is as multinational as its diverse population of 10 million. With the restaurants of the Jardins district serving every food imaginable to diners from around the world, you wouldn't be out of place going to Sao Paulo just for the dining. But you'd be missing out on world-class museums and more.

No. 3: Having survived the Mongol Empire, WWII, Chernobyl, and Soviet rule, Kiev is the proud capital of the Ukraine. Filled with theaters, museums, religious sites, modern buildings and ancient ruins, the city of Kiev is the center of Ukrainian culture.

No. 4: Montevideo, a port city and the capital of Uruguay in South America, is a perfect destination for travelers looking for a relaxing stroll past colonial-era buildings and along beautiful beaches...