Is visiting pilgrimage sites necessary?

The cover of the Nov/Dec issue of BTG says “Come to Mayapur.” In a reply to one of the letters to the editor (pp 4&5). the editors write: “Visiting holy places instead of Hari kirtana or instead of preaching would be inauspicious. Nonetheless, pilgrimage can be an inspiring part of a balanced devotional life pleasing to our previous spiritual masters and to Krsna, and so to share it with others who may benefit by it is a good thing.”