Gecko Hospitality Releases 2020 Salary Survey


Salary Survey

2020 was a challenging year for the hospitality profession. As in past years, Gecko Hospitality conducted our annual salary report. The data was collected from January 2019 to December 2020 and reveals information from more than 1,800 hospitality and restaurant management professionals. What do the numbers tell us? 2021 Salary Survey Details The story behind… Read more »

World Health Day Regaining Health and Economic Strength in 2021



World Health Day has been celebrated each year since 1948 on April 7th. The World Health Organization promotes this celebration yearly to promote awareness of health concerns. If we learned anything in the last year is that most of us take our health for granted. Whether you are recovering from COVID-19 or managed to avoid… Read more »

What Hospitality Trends Will Be Everlasting Following COVID-19?



COVID-19 has touched all areas of our business and personal lives. Long after the virus has dissipated, organizations will continue to feel the effects. One of the industries hit the hardest has been the hospitality field, with travel and tourism declining and the shift away from eating out into new delivery models. How will these… Read more »

Takeout is Here to Stay.


It’s Time to Step Up Your Packaging Game The quarantine in the United States has forced restaurants to adapt to a system entirely reliant on take-out and delivery. As takeout becomes the new business model, it becomes ever clearer that the success of restaurants will hinge on each component of the take-out experience. Owners… Read more »

What Are the Biggest 2020 Trends for Bars?


2020 is going to be a big year for the hospitality industry, including the restaurant and bar businesses that have become a staple of American culture over the years. Global food and beverage trends for 2020 will continue to impact the bar industry here in the U.S. There are also trends that will impact operations,… Read more »

Why You Should Care About Updated Technology in Your Hotel


Addressing the issue of technology upgrades in your hotel is a touchy and controversial topic. Your customers expect the ease and convenience of modern technology in your hotel. But the capabilities of the software we use frequently evolve. This could lead to higher expectations from customers expecting the most modern IT capabilities. This should be… Read more »

Top Trends Shaping the Future of the Hospitality Industry


The hospitality industry has changed. Technology and the speed in which we live has created changes in the way we run our hospitality businesses. The rise of the millennial population has created new demands on how we provide service to our guests. Additionally, new startup companies like Airbnb have forever changed our business. Here are… Read more »

5 Major Trends in Hotel Technology



Digital technology innovation has affected every industry including the hospitality field. Technology can make or break the customer experience, particularly in the hotel world, where the guest experience starts well before the front desk, with an online check-in to your facility. By the time the guest has reached registration, they will already have a first… Read more »

Hospitality Trends: Are You Ready?



If there’s one thing we all know it’s that change is constant. Keeping up with hospitality trends – particularly in an industry where consumers’ expectations of a flawless experience are high – can be in itself a full-time job. But keeping the eye on the big trends and shifting accordingly can yield a large impact on future success. According… Read more »

Sometimes Money Does Buy Love


Couple on Valentine's Day kissing for a post called Sometimes Money Does Buy Love gecko hospitality

Sometimes Money Does Buy Love Show Me The Money Valentine’s Day is the 2nd busiest time for restaurants, the 1st is Mother’s Day. For Valentine’s Day, about 81% of reservations are made for two people, this means it can get a little crowded! Americans are expected to spend about $20 billion on everything that is… Read more »