Dr Evgeny Klawber, currently at Tel Aviv University, compares the modern tourist to the post-modern tourist typified by the flopillas and futillas.
He writes “Once, tourism was an activity designed to expand our experiences of time and space – it involved seeking new specific locations to be explored for a limited and specific period of time. Modern tourists sought to observe undiscovered paradises, to widen their traditional frameworks, to break away from routines. Post-modern tourists, by contrast, do not want to just expand their space-time frameworks: they want to experience new systems of meanings.”
One of the commentators mentions “conflict tourism”