ICYMI: Ryanair package hols, travel agency hostages and Saint Tropez bans private jets

  Ryanair began selling package holidays this week as they aim to expand their profile further. Image credit:  Sean MacEntee / Flickr

Ryanair began selling package holidays this week as they aim to expand their profile further. Image credit: Sean MacEntee/Flickr

Welcome back to my new weekly segment, 'In Case You Missed It,' where I bring you interesting travel-related news and events from around the web.

Enjoy scrolling through those things that might have passed you by on your newsfeeds and timelines – or were completely hidden from view. Simply click the links to read more!

This week saw a tragic plane crash in Colombia, Southern Rail putting together a compensation package to disgruntled customers and a special look at Minsk, Belarus.

  Belfast's Titanic museum was crowned best tourist attraction in the world earlier this week. Scroll down for the full story.

Belfast's Titanic museum was crowned best tourist attraction in the world earlier this week. Scroll down for the full story.

Southern Rail are to pay rail passengers suffering from long-running disruptions to their service the equivalent of one month’s compensation (BBC)

An airplane carrying members of Brazilan football team Chapecoense crashed in Colombia, killing 71 people (International Business Times)

The Telegraph release their list of 2016’s best travel books ahead of Christmas (The Telegraph)

Gunman on the loose after taking seven people hostage in a Paris travel agency (Daily Mail)

British Airways could start serving customers a ‘digital pill’ after having patent approved (London Evening Standard)

Ryanair launches its own package holidays service (The Independent)

Apple to use drones in bid to compete with Google Maps (Travel + Leisure)

Norwegian granted licence to begin direct flights from Cork, Ireland to the United States (Irish Independent)

Canada's eTA Travel Scheme is now compulsory (The Independent)

Princess Cruises agree to pay record $40 million pollution fine (Travel Weekly)

Sweden’s famous Icehotel is now open year-round (Architectural Digest)

Saint Tropez bans private jets from landing at its airport (Travel + Leisure)

Titanic Belfast named world’s best tourist attraction at Tourism Oscars (Daily Mail)

El Salvador to host World Travel Market 2017 (Breaking Travel News)

A look at the capital of Europe’s third least-visited country (Travelling Tom on YouTube)