You are hereHome › Hal Marcus College of Science & Engineering (CSE) › Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences › Meyer-Arendt, Klaus J. › North American Tourism and Cultural Geography Style APAChicagoHarvardIEEEMLATurabian Choose the citation style. Meyer-Arendt, K. J., & Wall, G. (1992). North American Tourism and Cultural Geography. Journal Of Cultural Geography. Download PDF North American Tourism and Cultural Geography Details Type Journal Article Title North American Tourism and Cultural Geography Contributor(s) Meyer-Arendt, Klaus J. (author)Wall, Geoffrey (author) Located In Journal of Cultural Geography Date 1992 Abstract Research on tourism is evolving into an increasingly accepted field of scholarly endeavor as the impact of tourism upon the ever-shrinking world is becoming more and more apparent. Already one of the leading generators of revenue in the world today, tourism has been seen as the panacea for depressed economies in both developed and lesser developed countries. Over the last several decades, we have discovered that there is much about tourism that we do not understand. Social scientistsincluding anthropologists, sociologists, historians, psychologists, and geographers-have stepped up their research efforts into various aspects of tourism so that we not only better understand the nature of tourism but also that we have a better foundation for decision-making in tourism planning and development. Although the spectrum of research associated with tourism and its impact is quite broad, the cultural component is very significant. A particularly fertile field of inquiry has been the impact of tourism upon native cultures, and anthropologists and sociologists have been at the forefront of this research frontier. 1 Geographers, as members of an eclectic discipline, have been less focused in their research efforts, but culture is an integral aspect in at least four of the ten major research thrusts identified in the subfield of recreation/ tourism/ sports geography.