The government is to overhaul the way it allocates the cost of accommodation and help passengers who get stuck at airports to find cheaper accommodation.
It will be introduced in a new national guide, which will outline the latest information on accommodation, travel and other travel services for travellers.
The new national guidance will be released in the next couple of weeks, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills said in a statement.
The government said it wanted to “take advantage of the opportunities provided by the digital economy”.
It said the guide would be available on all travel providers, including airlines, hotel operators, motels, travel agents and the like.
It said there would be a range of different ways to access the guide.
For example, people will be able to access it from their mobile phones, tablets, laptops, smart TVs or streaming devices.
People will be asked how long they want to stay at the airport, what they want from the accommodation, the type of room, the cost and the length of stay.
Other services will include information on airport security, baggage check, boarding and baggage handling.
The guidance will also help travellers find hotels that will allow them to book overnight accommodation, including hotels where a reservation is not required.
The Department for Transport and Environment said the government had been working with airlines, hotels and travel agents to develop the guide, to give travellers information about the costs of accommodation, how to book accommodation and travel services.
It also said it would provide information on how to find and book accommodation.
The travel guide, due to be published in 2018, is designed to help travellers make informed decisions about travel and to encourage them to explore other options.