GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - Taking a trip has never been so accessible. We have apps like Kayak, Skyscanner, and Hopper that scope out the best deals around. And we have websites like hotels.com, Expedia, and Priceline that can book your hotel and flight in minutes.
For one traveler, she says she switched over to the digital side because of the lack of agents.
"I don't even know where an agent is in my area. I live in the Kearney area," said Marcy Fousek, a Gibbon resident.
Fouseck also said that being able to go online is easier than going to an agent. But for Kate Wegner, a travel agent, she said going through a travel agency is less of a hassle.
She says that travel sites and apps are obviously a competitor. But she doesn't think it'll affect her job.
"I have repeat clients come back, time and time again. They refer their family. I'm constantly busy, so as of right now, I'm not worried about my job security," said the travel agent.
Wegner says that it's not just those who aren't tech savvy asking for help. She says that she mainly sees honeymooners and families. And of course, those wanting to go to Disney World.
Wegner says that for those first time traveler, it's always best to go with a travel agent.