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Pick Up the Phone
Photo courtesy of The Colony Hotel

Pick Up the Phone

Try the old-fashioned way and go directly to the source—there are times when talking trumps technology. It can be a gamble to wait until the last minute, but sometimes you can get lucky.

“I need to fill beds. If I’m empty, I’ll make deals at the last minute,” says Tammy Jo Long, founder and president of Luxury Living Properties in Savannah and Tybee Island, Georgia. “But call—if you book online, the system isn’t set up for that.”

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