New Products Promote Visiting World's Wonders -- No Flight Required
Both programs can be a little disorienting — people and vehicles appear out of nowhere in World Wonders while Autoplay images can be fuzzy in Trail View — but they do provide a glimpse of what to expect if you go to the various destinations.
They also raise the question of whether promoting such places online will lead to more visitation, leading to concerns about increased strain on already popular spots.
“I don’t see it as a problem,” said Bonnie Burnham, president of World Monuments Fund. “A virtual platform doesn’t necessarily deliver too many people to the same place at the same time. It’s a way of sharing information with people without necessarily having everybody there physically.”