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Remember the days when you would hear the rattling of the milk bottles in their crates as the milkman did his early morning round?  Well that is soon to become a familiar sound in Kalkan thanks to a couple of local entrepreneurs.

We are living in times when a number of retro ideas are making a welcome return.  Back in the day you would get a local grocer's van or the milkman coming down your street.  The 21st century equivalent of this is the supermarket home delivery service, which has become popular with lots of people in the UK.  Having the retailer deliver rather than lots of customers getting into their cars to go to the shops makes sense.

Semih Sekim a young farmer from nearby Palamut and his neighbour Ömer Genize have concluded that there is a significant demand for home deliveries in Kalkan and they intend to meet that demand by selling produce from local farms.  We think it's a 24 carat gold top idea.

With a head office in Newcastle, Greggs is the largest bakery chain in the UK.  It specialises in take away food including pasties, pastries and sandwiches.

Over recent years it has expanded successfully in the UK but Chief Executive Roger Whiteside has had his eye on overseas opportunities for some time, and he is looking to try out locations abroad where there is a significant British presence.

They have already established European shops in places such as southern Spain, and now they are piloting a couple of more exotic locations, one of which is Kalkan.

Between 10th and 31st January 2017 KTLN and Fethiye Times promoted a survey about Dalaman International Airport (DIA).  It was in fact two complementary surveys with very similar questions, but addressed to two distinct groups: those who visit Turkey and those who are resident in Turkey.

The overall purpose of this survey was to inform ongoing negotiations between airport management and relevant airlines, which are intended to improve international flight options at Dalaman.  It's also provided useful feedback for the airport itself on how customers rate the services provided.

This KTLN analysis looks at the survey answers from both visitors and residents.  Sometimes we analyse all responses together, but where it makes sense we refer to visitors only or residents only.

Article republished with results - see below.  KTLN has been talking to the management at Dalaman International Airport about the need for more flights between the UK and Dalaman - both for the coming 2017 tourist season, and also out of season - i.e. the coming months.  We hope to have something to report soon.

What we can tell you now is that the people at Dalaman, our nearest airport, are working hard to try and get flight operators to come, however it seems they need some persuading - even after taking into account the ongoing generous flight subsidy being offered by the Turkish government. 

Looking at statistics for this year we understand that most UK flights to Dalaman were from London Gatwick; in second place was Manchester, and third place was close between Birmingham and Glasgow.

We wanted to get an idea of where KTLN readers in the UK fly in from - where the demand is - so we are running a quick poll asking you which airport you normally use.  Similarly, if you are a KTLN reader normally residing in Turkey please tell us which UK airport you normally fly to.  Please take part in this KTLN poll - it will take you less than a minute.

Following recent incidents in Antalya province, the Turkish authorities are taking steps to raise awareness of the issue of removing stones and pebbles from local beaches.  One initiative is an amnesty to encourage people to return items that have been illegally removed from beaches.

In fact removing pebbles and stones from beaches is illegal in many countries, including the UK, but in Turkey they have especially strict laws against the smuggling of artefacts, and taking souvenirs from a beach over here may result in you falling foul of the law.  

In one incident towards the end of 2015, a Scottish holidaymaker Hamish MacChuckie, 25, from Ecclefechan, Dumfries and Galloway was detained after it was discovered he had collected stones from local beaches.

  1. What you think about Kalkan - the really interesting bit!

Although we believe our survey sample is probably representative of most non-Turkish visitors to Kalkan, the following numbers and percentages relate to our survey sample only

In our analysis, we may extrapolate the data where we believe it makes sense.

We had 590 responses this year - more than last year.  Thank you if you took part.

Remember that many of our 590 respondents represent a household or group of people.  We estimate the total number of people represented is over 1,700. 

Some percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.

We hope you have fun poring over the results of the survey.

3. Property ownership

Although we believe our survey sample is probably representative of most non-Turkish visitors to Kalkan, the following numbers and percentages relate to our survey sample only

In our analysis, we may extrapolate the data where we believe it makes sense.

We had 590 responses this year - more than last year.  Thank you if you took part.

Remember that many of our 590 respondents represent a household or group of people.  We estimate the total number of people represented is over 1,700. 

Some percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.

We hope you have fun poring over the results of the survey.

  1. Coming to Kalkan - how you get here and where you stay

Although we believe our survey sample is probably representative of most non-Turkish visitors to Kalkan, the following numbers and percentages relate to our survey sample only

In our analysis, we may extrapolate the data where we believe it makes sense.

We had 590 responses this year - more than last year.  Thank you if you took part.

Remember that many of our 590 respondents represent a household or group of people.  We estimate the total number of people represented is over 1,700. 

Some percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.

We hope you have fun poring over the results of the survey.

  1. Visitor demographics - a profile of foreigners in Kalkan

    Although we believe our survey sample is probably representative of most non-Turkish visitors to Kalkan, the following numbers and percentages relate to our survey sample only

In our analysis, we may extrapolate the data where we believe it makes sense.

We had 590 responses this year - more than last year.  Thank you if you took part.

Remember that many of our 590 respondents represent a household or group of people.  We estimate the total number of people represented is over 1,700. 

Some percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.

We hope you have fun poring over the results of the survey.

Saturday, 05 March 2016 10:47

The KTLN Kalkan Survey 2016 - analysis

Kalkan Turkish Local News recently invited members to take part in its 7th annual survey about Kalkan.  

Over recent weeks, some 590 people answered our questions, which is a little higher than last year.  For a small tourist destination like Kalkan, this is a good sample size. 

We would like to thank everyone who took the time to complete the survey.  Here, we introduce the findings of the 2016 survey, which looks at your experience of Kalkan in 2015.

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