The further you travel, the more inclined you are to spend.
If you are coming in, by car, from Ohio, you will probably be less inclined to spend $100 on a dinner.
If your flight alone costs more than the family from Ohio spent to get everyone there, you are more likely to spend that $100 on a nice dinner you might not do again for who knows how long.....
I feel the same way when I go skiing. I spend more in the Alps than I do in Vermont.