Keeping up with news and latest events is still important to some people while they're on holidays. When visiting Thailand, the Phuket News and Phuket Gazette are the two main English language publications that will allow you to keep up with what's happening, not just locally but throughout the world. The Phuket News covers events, bulletins and information on the goings on not just in Phuket but throughout the entire Andaman region. Published weekly, the Phuket News is distributed throughout Phuket as well as in the Krabi and Bangkok airports.
The Phuket Gazette has a reputation as being more of a 'tabloid' style publication and is also published weekly. Established in 1993, the Phuket Gazette has recently undergone a rejuvenation with a number of improvements being made including the use of eco-friendly paper, the introduction of standardisation and the use of higher quality cartoons. A media sponsor for a number of annual events and charity fundraisers, the Phuket Gazette features a classifieds section and is attached to PGTV, a local TV channel that broadcasts public affairs and daily news programs.