You are hereHome › Hal Marcus College of Science & Engineering (CSE) › Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences › Meyer-Arendt, Klaus J. › Recreation, Tourism, and Sport Style APAChicagoHarvardIEEEMLATurabian Choose the citation style. Meyer-Arendt, K. J., & Lew, A. A. (2003). Recreation, Tourism, and Sport. Geographers At Work, 524-540. Download PDF Recreation, Tourism, and Sport Details Type Book Chapter Title Recreation, Tourism, and Sport Contributor(s) Meyer-Arendt, Klaus J. (author)Lew, Alan A. (author) Located In Geographers at Work Start Page 524 End Page 540 Date 2003 Abstract In North America, the subdisciplines of recreation geography, tourism geography, and sport geography (RTS) are alive and well. From their beginnings as serious research topics in the 1930s (cf. Mitchell and Smith 1989), the RTS subfields have gradually emerged as legitimate and significant areas of study within North American geography. Among the three subdisciplines, tourism geography has experienced the greatest growth in recent years, and in view of the role of tourism in th(' worlcl ffnnomy, that growth trend is expected to continue. This chapter presents an overview of research in recreation geography, tourism geography, and sport geography b)' North American geographers since 1988. Research conducted prior to that date was summarized in Mitchell and Smith's (1989) chapter in the fi rst volume of Geography of America (Gaile and Willmott 1989), and readers are urged to consult that reference. An excellent summary of themes in RTS research from a global perspective is provided by Hall and Page ( 1999).