How to snag a room in a sold out hotel

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Consider this: you arrive at a city and show up at the hotel, but the hotel clerk tells you the place is sold out. This might sound like a travel nightmare, but in reality it's rare for all the rooms to actually be unavailable.

How do you get these hidden rooms? It all depends on how you ask, who you ask and which words you use. Watch the video above for insider tips on snagging hotel rooms -- and deals -- from travel expert Peter Greenberg.

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Paris hotel rates have fallen 14% for spring dates and 10% for summer dates.

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Airfares to Paris went up a little (3%) in the spring, but went down by 13% for summer travel.

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London hotel rates have fallen 7% for spring dates and 4% for summer dates.

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Airfares to London went up a little (4%) in the spring, but went down by 6% for summer travel.

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Dublin hotel rates have fallen 4% for spring dates. They've gone up by 1% in the summer.

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Airfares to Dublin went up 8% in the spring, but went down by 1% for summer travel.

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Rome hotel rates have fallen 4% for spring dates and 1% for summer dates.

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Airfares to Rome were the same as normal in the spring, but went down by 6% for summer travel.

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Barcelona hotel rates have fallen 2% for spring dates and 1% for summer dates.

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Airfares to Barcelona went up a little (3%) in the spring, but went down by 4% for summer travel.

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