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The WTID app will enable travellers to carry their official documents on their mobile phones

Wanderlust president Antonio Santos displays the app.
Wanderlust president Antonio Santos displays the app. / EFE
  • Documents stored in the app, during to be available in Malaga from mid-August, include passport, ID, health documents, tourism services and payment methods

The WTID app project, backed by the World Tourism Organisation and the result of three years' work, is expected to be available this month.

It is the first app which enables travellers to carry their passport, ID, health documents, tourism services and payment methods on their mobile phones so they don't need to carry the originals around with them, as has always been the case until now.

World Tourist Identification (WTID) has been designed by Wanderlust and it was officially presented this week at an event organised by Malaga council.

Antonio Santos del Valle, CEO of Wanderlust, said it will be ready to download in mid-August and described it as marking a "before and after" for travel and tourism.