The Cornwall town has been listed as part of the travel company's 2021 Travellers' Choice Awards, alongside the likes of Martinique in the Caribbean, Panama City Beach in Florida and Armacao dos Buzios and Holbox in Brazil and Mexico respectively.
Hayely Coleman, TripAdvisor spokesperson, 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. 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."
Elsewhere, other places to appear on the Emerging List includes Mazatlan in Mexico, which is praised for its welcoming locals and romantic town as well as Colorado Springs, perfect for sport seekers - with activities for both those who love a spot of golf as well as those who prefer more extreme sports on its nearby mountains.
Shoalhaven in Australia, Wroclaw in Poland and Mudgee in Australia complete the top 10.