The Canarian Weekly started at issue 1, on June 23rd 1997, filling the gap in the market for a weekly publication in the Canary Islands.
The first issues received great praise from readers and advertisers alike, for making the bold step into producing a weekly newspaper – to this day the Canarian Weekly is still the only weekly British publication.
In December 1997 an exclusive deal was made with Thomson Holidays to distribute the Canarian Weekly directly to tourists at their welcome meetings, increasing readership and brand awareness, not only with the ex-pat market, but now with the tourist sector as well. This deal is still in place and now includes First Choice Holidays, so 1000’s of holiday makers enjoy the Canarian Weekly every week.
During the period from 1998 to 2003, over 300 issues of the Canarian Weekly were produced covering a wide range of local, community, and international events.
Collectors issues were produced following the death of Princess Diana, and the devastating events of September 11th.
Charity events have also been heavily covered, including the Charity Bowling Day at Winter Gardens in Golf Del Sur, Tenerife Lions Club events over the years, and events to raise money for the South East Asia Tsunami Appeal.
The Canarian Weekly has always prided itself on being an integral part of the local community.
In November 2003, the Canarian Weekly saw it’s biggest change to date, joining forces with British radio station Oasis Fm.
Moving to new purpose built offices in Las Chafiras in the south of Tenerife, the first issue (nº 329) under the new format, was distributed on November 28th.
A new look and new content was introduced to this already highly successful newspaper.
It now boasts the most accurate TV guide than it’s competitors, a five day weather forecast keeping tourists up to date whilst on their holidays, and a comprehensive property section with properties available for sale and for rent.
In 2005 the Canarian Weekly gained OJD & PGD status, now having a fully audited distribution in Tenerife putting the newspaper in a class of it’s own.
This is the Canarian Weekly……your local newspaper!