Do operate with an open mind to get influenced but never outsource your final decision on the choice of the destination.
Opt for comfortable journey. Opt for warm & enjoyable company ... but only till all of it helps you reach your destination.
But if all 3 come to you as a choice , opt first for Destination, Opt then for enjoyable company and Opt for comfort of the journey, last.
Atleast that is what I would do.