Studying Tourism in Joensuu, Finland

Joensuu (lit. "mouth of the river") is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. It was founded in 1848. The population of Joensuu is 75,557 (March 31, 2016), although the economic region of Joensuu has a population of 115,000.

Joensuu is a lively student city with a subsidiary of the University of Eastern Finland, where over 15,000 students are enrolled, and a further 4,000 students at the North Karelia University of Applied Sciences. (Wikipedia)

Joensuu as a tourism destination provides an interesting context for studying tourism in Finland. Joensuu is a relatively remote, small city with only a few significant tourist attractions. However, the most precious tourism resource in Eastern Finland is the nature that surrounds it. With more and more people living in cities people are looking for possibilities to connect with nature and relax from the ordinary. There are many destinations like Joensuu that do not have world class attractions but can still enjoy the benefits of tourism. Having access to tourism companies operating in the region and nature based resources provide our students great possibilities to study tourism marketing and management.

You can find more pictures about Joensuu here.