Deep in the skunkworks of its Silicon Valley headquarters Apple is working on an iPhone and iPad app that could revolutionise travel, especially for business travellers and other frequent flyers. Codenamed iTravel, the app may do for the travel industry what Apple’s iTunes Store did for the music industry – and seek to enthrone the iPhone and iPad as the traveller's tech of choice. A key feature of iTravel is to enable paperless ticketing and wireless check-in systems similar to Qantas’ recently-launched Next-Generation Check-in. Those and other RFID features would rely on short-range Near Field Communications (NFC) technology being built into the device, which means we might not see iTravel arrive until the release of an NFC-enabled iPhone 5 or iPad 3. Get the full story at The Australian Business Traveller