[§468M-1]  Definitions.  Whenever used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:

     "Activity desk" means any sole proprietorship, organization, trust, group, association, partnership, corporation, society, or combination thereof, which for compensation or other consideration, acts or attempts to act as an intermediary to sell, contract for, arrange, or advertise that it can or will arrange, or has arranged, activities which are furnished by an activity provider.  This chapter shall not apply to any hotel as defined under section 486K-1, or air carrier as defined by the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 (49 U.S.C.S. Appx §1301), as amended, for services for which they do not accept consumer moneys for services other than their own.

     "Activity provider" means an individual, firm, corporation, association, partnership, or any group of persons, whether incorporated or not, which provides specialized air, land, or sea tour excursions and activities, but does not mean sellers of airline coupons or tickets.

     "Department" means the department of commerce and consumer affairs.

     "Director" means the director of commerce and consumer affairs.

     "Net sales" means gross sales minus the commission paid to activity desks. [L 1990, c 214, pt of §1, §2; am L 1991, c 240, pt of §1, §§2, 4; am L 1992, c 231, pt of §2, §§3, 6; am L 1995, c 174, §§1, 2; am L 1998, c 248, §§1, 2]