When I was working at a NYC agency years ago I was seeing someone in LA. Conjuring up trips to the west coast wasn't so hard. Many of our clients were tied to the entertainment industry, so there was always a "need" to book them on shows like "Entertainment Tonight" or manage some Hollywood sponsorship. I became intimately familiar with the dreaded Red Eye in order to spend "just a few more hours" with my man. It was actually romantic, if not a tad bit heartbreaking (ok, off topic!)
Anyway, I was traveling a lot and I was always being put up at fancy hotels (there is no going back friends). By contrast my team is open to all kinds of travel adventures! While they enjoy the nicer amenities I've had them opt into staying at the Holiday Inn - just to go and make it happen. They do their own hotel deals on the side so they can stay longer, "to get the job done."
Ok, do I sound naïve or what? Do they have their own romantic interests that motivate them to take to the skies? Who knows, not my business. All I care about is that they get it done. And so far they are - getting it done.