Colorado Springs named a destination on the rise

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Colorado Springs is on the rise as one of America’s favorite destinations.

TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, announced the winners of its 2012 Travelers’ Choice Destinations on the Rise awards. The awards recognize the destinations that have seen the greatest increase in positive traveler feedback and traveler interest, year-over-year.

Colorado Springs ranks No. 3 on the U.S. list after Austin, Texas and Memphis, Tenn.

The world’s top 10 destinations on the rise were named, as well as top 10 lists for the U.S., Europe, Asia and South America.

“These rising hot spots around the world are increasingly gaining the attention and admiration of travelers on TripAdvisor,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. “For those looking to be inspired for vacation planning for 2013, these destinations offer remarkable places to eat, stay and play.”