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.
In our first ever survey in 2010 the top four factors were 1st Climate; 2nd Location; 3rd People & 4th Food. This year the top four factors are: 1st Climate; 2nd People; 3rd Food & 4th Location.
Interestingly, the votes for "Value for Money" being an influencing factor have increased from 27% in our 2010 survey, to an impressive 37% this year. Given the improved GBP/TL exchange rate for visitors over recent times this comes as no surprise.
We assume that anyone here more than half a year (180 days), is a resident.
For the remainder, clearly two weeks just isn't enough! In 2015, about 61% of people coming on holiday spent more than 2 weeks in Kalkan.
The majority of our respondents spent more in 2015 than they did in 2014. We got exactly the same result in our previous survey.
If we take out those who say they are here more than 180 days (residents), only 6% of respondents say they won't be coming to Kalkan in 2016. In other words, 94% say they are coming back. We wonder how many holiday resorts have this kind of repeat guest profile.
Around 52% say they will spend the same, with 23% saying they will spend slightly more, and 8% set to spend significantly more this year.
The profile has remained remarkably consistent over the seven years we have run the survey.
September is by far the most popular month, with 41% of the vote - up from 31% in 2010.
The second most popular month is June with 22%, followed by May with 15%.
Note the dip in popularity for the months of July and August; coinciding with the main school holidays, and when it gets pretty hot in Kalkan. Whilst not favourite months in this survey, Kalkan is always busy.
Around 91% of foreigners travelling to Kalkan come via Dalaman, which is slightly up on previous years. About 5% come via Istanbul and about 3% from Antalya.
Only 24% chose to drive themselves - similar to last year.
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23% of respondents used a hotel in 2015, down 4% from our previous survey.
Of the 139 respondents who did use a hotel, 62% came to Kalkan as a couple, (2015 survey: 61%).
If you used a hotel(s) in the last 12 months, how would you rate the overall experience?
Around 95% of hotel guests who expressed an opinion in our survey were either very satisfied or satisfied with their hotel. (2015 survey: 89%)
21% of respondents said they plan to use a hotel in 2016.
23% of respondents used a villa in 2015. If you look back over six years of surveys, the figure is quite consistent at this kind of level.
If you rented a villa(s) in the last 12 months, how would you rate the overall experience?
98% of villa renters who expressed a view in our survey were either very satisfied or satisfied with their villa. (2015 survey: 84%)
21% of respondents said they plan to use a villa in 2016, which is the same as in last year's survey.
23% of respondents used an apartment in 2015. If you look back over six years of surveys, the figure is reasonably consistent.
If you rented an apartment(s) in the last 12 months, how would you rate the overall experience?
96% of apartment renters who expressed a view in our survey were either very satisfied or satisfied with their apartment. (2015 survey: 91%)
23% of respondents said they plan to use an apartment in 2016 - the same as last year.
Two thirds (65%) of respondents are very satisfied or satisfied with the security of the place they stay in Kalkan, whilst just 2% are either dissatisfied or very dissatisfied. The rest have no strong opinion either way. This is the same as last year's survey.
If you booked a 2015 holiday through a tour company, how would you rate their overall service?
Only 62 respondents (11% of our survey group), said they used a tour company. Of these, 92% were either very satisfied or satisfied with the service provided - similar to last year's survey.
The DGMM is responsible for eVisas and residence permits. How happy are you with these systems and procedures?
This is the first time we have asked this question. Around 80% of you are happy with your experience of eVisas and residence permits. Only 7% of you are unhappy.
More survey results:
- Visitor demographics - a profile of foreigners in Kalkan (published on Sunday 6th March)
- Coming to Kalkan - how you get here and where you stay (published on Monday 7th March)
- Property ownership (published on Tuesday 8th March)
- Your views on Kalkan (published on Wednesday 9th March)
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The KTLN Kalkan Survey 2020
Remember this article is all about the last survey we did in 2016. If you want to complete the 2020 survey here is the link.
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