ID Travel Group
Foundation For Better Living

Our Cause

Our Mission + Hurricane Relief

The ID Travel Group Foundation for Better Living is dedicated to providing educational opportunities and enriching lives in countries where the ID Travel Group operates.    


The ID Travel Group Foundation for Better Living is an IRC Section 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  


To date, we have raised over $100,000 for relief efforts! Currently situations are dire and with the additional hurricane catastrophes that have impacted these destinations, the need for assistance has intensified greatly. Please support today. We thank you in advance for your generosity!  

About The Foundation

The Foundation's mandate is to assist the quality of life in areas where the ID Travel Group operates, focusing on the Caribbean, and especially on improving educational opportunities. Its most significant commitment has been to endow a graduate scholarship at Oxford University in Social Sciences, open to residents of Caribbean countries, where the Foundation perceives a chronic need to raise the level of management skills.    


In addition, the Foundation makes funds available to provide short term assistance to residents following natural and human disasters, such as hurricanes and health issues.  

Our Founder

Maurice Bonham-Carter

Maurice Bonham-Carter is a long time hospitality leader with over 35 years of worldwide experience in the industry. He began his career at JP Morgan & Co rising to Managing Director, where he oversaw banking responsibilities for the Caribbean and Latin America. 


Previous assignments included spells in London and Singapore, with an active role in financing hospitality and tourism projects. Since leaving the bank in 1988, he has focused his attention on investments in the tourism sector, and has owned and overseen several hotel projects in the Caribbean, including Long Bay Beach Resort that he developed into the largest hotel in the British Virgin Islands at the time. For the past 18 years, he has been an owner of Anguilla’s Arawak Inn.    


Over 30 years ago, he founded New York based Island Destinations, with the initial intent of providing reservations and marketing services for his Caribbean resorts. This entity has now expanded to one of North America’s most respected luxury tour operators – known today as the ID Travel Group – with offices in New York and Singapore, servicing discerning leisure travelers though their chosen travel professionals in four continents.   


In 2015 Bonham-Carter also founded the ID Travel Group Foundation for Better Living, Inc. to assist the quality of life and improve educational opportunities in areas where the ID Travel Group operates, focusing initially on the Caribbean. To date, the non-profit organization has endowed a graduate scholarship for Caribbean residents at Oxford University, has assisted special needs children and a school in Anguilla.


Bonham-Carter was born and raised in England and graduated from Oxford University with a Master’s Degree, majoring in Economics. He resides in Larchmont, New York and is kept occupied by his grandchildren and his business interests.    

Hurricane Relief Mission

Relief Mission

We come together, in solidarity, to reflect on the impacted islands, as well as our neighbors in the US that have been devastated by the path of the recent hurricanes.


While the immediate destruction of these acts of nature has subsided, our island nations in particular, are left with the daunting task of keeping their families safe and rebuilding their lives. They are in desperate need of everyday supplies as they await power and running water.


Islands in Need

Our newest mandated mission is to immediately raise funds for our island partners in despair.​100% of funds will go directly to purchasing relief items for island nations listed, but not limited to: Anguilla, St. Barths, British Virgin Islands and the Turks and Caicos.


Relief items donated to date: ​

  • 45 Generators (and counting!)
  • 1,000 Solar lanterns with USB ports for electronic charging
  • Tarpaulins
  • Bedding
  • First aid kits
  • Non-perishable food items
  • Toiletries
  • Insect repellant
  • Senior & Infant supplies

In keeping with our Foundation's mission to support education, relief efforts will also be focused on schools most in need. Our first adopted school is the Enid Capron Primary School in Five Cays, Turks and Caicos and  Vivien Vanterpool Primary School in Anguilla. 


Relief items in need include:

  • Generators
  • Basic school supplies (books, pencils, rulers, school bags)
  • Interior painting supplies 
  • Meals for students  

These efforts will assist in getting these children back to their normal school routine, as soon as possible.

Join Our Journey

The ID Travel Group Foundation for Better Living was founded in 2015 to assist the quality of life in areas where the ID Travel Group operates. 


Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the ID Travel Group Foundation for Better Living’s mission to assist these devastated islands.

And, should you have a specific island that you'd like to focus your funds towards, please let us know! 


Mail Donation: please mail checks, made out to ID Travel Group Foundation for Better Living, for our Hurricane Irma Relief Mission to:   


ID Travel Group Foundation for Better Living 1875 Palmer Avenue Larchmont, NY 10538


OR

**Donating Online? Please Take Note!** 

Once donation has been made, a green check mark on your PayPal donation screen will indicate a successful transaction. You will then receive a receipt from PayPal immediately after, emailed to the email address provided, confirming your contribution was received by the ID Travel Group Foundation. If you do not receive confirmation or are experiences any issues, please contact jessiet@idestin.com for further assistance.

Our In-Destination Hurricane Irma Relief Mission Directors:

Maria Hawkins, Mission Field Director - Anguilla

Andy Bickerton, Mission Field Director - British Virgin Islands

Tradewind Aviation - St Barths

Stacy Cox, Mission Field Director - Turks and Caicos 

Hurricane Relief Mission in Action

ID Travel Group Foundation for Better Living, Founder, Maurice Bonham-Carter and his Field Directors on the ground in Anguilla, with The Honourable Pam Webster, Leader of the Opposition in the Anguilla house of Assembly, distributing relief items to all those severely in need of support from the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.     

ID Travel Group Foundation - Hard at Work!

ID Travel Group COO, Laurie Palumbo, taking you inside the Foundations effort, the team loading 42 generators, to be driven to Miami from New York, then transported by sea to Anguilla and the British Virgin Islands. Thank you to our generous donors, who have made this possible! 

ID Travel Group Foundation Graduate Scholarship

2017 Graduate Scholarship

The ID Travel Group Foundation for Better Living has endowed a full one year Masters Scholarship at Oxford University’s Christ Church concentrating in the Social Sciences Division, for Fall 2017. 


Our candidate, Aria Laidlow (Bequia, St Vincent & The Grenadines) will be working towards her M.S. in Environmental Change and Management.


Scholarship covers all course and college fees with an additional grant for living costs to enrich her abroad experience!     



2018 Graduate Scholarship Opportunity

Applications for our 2018 Scholarship are now open! 

Oxford University is seeking suitable candidates who are residents of the following Caribbean countries:


Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Turks and Caicos Islands.  


The scholarship will again cover course fees, college fees and a grant for living costs for full-time students to further enrich their abroad experience.


For more information, specific deadline information or to apply,  please visit:  http://www.ox.ac.uk/node/36528#idtravel or call or +44 (0) 1865 286 075

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1875 Palmer Ave, Larchmont, New York 10538, United States

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