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 on four continents.   

In 2015 Bonham-Carter founded the ID Travel Group Foundation for Better Living, Inc. to improve educational opportunities in areas where the ID Travel Group operates, focusing initially on the Caribbean. 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.