It's what you pay your licence for

Figures released under the Freedom of Information Act reveal that the BBC spent around £19.5m on flights and £16m on hotels last year.
Director general Mark Thompson claimed over £21,000 last year in expenses. This included £10,500 on hospitality and £4,000 on overnight accommodation. Mr Thompson earns more than £500,000 each year, but he still claimed back £1.75 for a telephone call and £8.75 he had spent on a meal.

The BBC has defended the £36m expenses bill saying it was a reflection of programme making costs.

BBC defends £36m expenses costs (BBC website, 23 January 2006)