This UK town has been named a top emerging destination by Tripadvisor

2020 was the year we re-discovered the beauty of our own country, with staycations the primary form of travel as many of us avoided hopping on a plane to visit anywhere overseas. Whether it was visiting the beautiful Cheddar in Somerset, the Isle Of Skye in Scotland, or the coast in Devon, Brits remembered just how picturesque our lands can be.

So somewhat unsurprisingly, one continuously popular staycation destination has now found its way into a top list of emerging destinations by Tripadvisor. The only location within the UK, St Ives in Cornwall was placed fifth in the list of places around the world that travellers will look to go to next.

St Ives
St Ives. Image: Getty Images

The stunning seaside location has long been a favourite for British staycationers, thanks to its small town charm and incredible beaches. Oh, and that’s not to mention its super luxurious Cornish ice cream, of course.

Speaking about the list, TripAdvisor spokesperson Hayely Coleman explained: ‘These are destinations that travellers want to visit next – whether an existing tourism gem, or an off-the-radar spot not yet firmly on the map for international travellers.’

St Ives
St Ives. Image: Getty Images

Of Cornwall’s ‘tourism gem’, she continued: ‘It is no secret that St Ives is a well loved and long established tourist haven, with its picturesque harbour, beautiful beaches and buzzing art scene, but its place on this list shows just how much travellers are missing it and longing to visit again, once COVID-19 restrictions ease.’

The full list of Tripadvisor’s top emerging destinations features far-flung places from across the globe, with Martinique in the Caribbean in the top spot, closely followed by Panama City Beach in Florida and Armacao dos Buzios in Brazil.

Martinique. Image: Getty Images

The full list is as follows…

Tripadvisor’s top emerging destinations for 2021

  1. Martinique, Caribbean
  2. Panama City Beach in Florida, US
  3. Armacao dos Buzios, Brazil
  4. Holbox Island, Mexico
  5. St Ives, Cornwall
  6. Colorado Springs, US
  7. Shoalhaven, Australia
  8. Wroclaw, Poland
  9. Mudgee, Australia