Our Journey

ASA have grown from the passion & vision of its founder, Angela Shanley, to today’s extended ASA family.  We remain a proudly independent company, always looking forward, but never losing sight of the heritage & values at our core.

From our infancy in 1978, ASA built a strong reputation, establishing ourselves as leaders in selected source markets.  In 2003 the company undertook a major re-structure & expansion plan leading to today’s ownership with Adonis Farantouris (CEO), Anak McSporran (Managing Director) & Michael Gebreslassie (Director of Finance) the three company directors.

We have since strengthened existing partnerships and developed new relationships across the globe.  We have also invested. Not just in IT & systems, but also our people.  It is after all the people in a company that make the difference & drive its identity. The ASA culture is one built on relationships, self-development & shared values, resulting in a highly experienced & engaged team fuelling the leadership of tomorrow.

The ASA family continues to grow. TravelTeam @ ASA joined the company in 2016.  In the same year we also began a co-ownership and full management of a Paris based DMC, renamed “Flying Europe by ASA”, successfully introducing & developing new business from existing ASA partners.

In 2018, we opened our second office in the UK, a Scottish office having been an aspiration for several years. We were proud to see this into a reality with the opening of the Edinburgh branch of ASA.  Building on relationships with suppliers north of the border and expanding on the flourishing demand for Scotland-only & Northern England travel, the team in Scotland has gone from strength to strength, with a second floor added in 2019.

More recently, in 2021 we merged the business from “Flying Europe by ASA” in Paris after taking full ownership of the French company, bringing the entire operation to the UK under the core ASA brand, and introducing France and other destinations to our partners through a single managed relationship.

Our journey continues…

Paris Market

Why work with ASA?

Complete programme management, tailored to suit you

Working in partnership, sharing our knowledge, to develop business together.

Diverse range of products & experiences

Seasonal tariffs ready to build into bespoke itineraries.

B2B booking portal

Instant confirmations also available via a b2b portal or XML connectivity.

Angela Shanley Associates leaders in our field for over 40 years.

Award-winning flexible service

At ASA we make full use of our extensive local relationships and direct contracting to offer a full DMC service in its purest sense, leaving our partners in complete control through one simple channel.

The FIT department provides a fast traditional e-mail service from “hotel only” reservations to package itineraries and everything in between. A Tailor-made division specialises in fully customised luxury experiences & extended private touring, working with our partners every step of the way to plan and deliver unique memorable trips for our guests.

For those that prefer it, our b2b Online FIT Reservation System offers instant confirmations to registered users. XML connections are also available through our Tourplan NX system, supplying a number of international wholesale partners

Our dedicated Groups department is well placed to undertake any project, city based or touring.  Multi-generational family groups, seasonal charter operations or an incentive looking for a unique experience, the ASA groups team have a proven track record of delivering excellence.

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"The Lancaster Hall Hotel in Central London has been working with Angela Shanley Associates for a number of years. Their approach has always been very professional and they clearly know the travel industry. I have no hesitation in recommending them as a reliable business partner."
Uwe Maynard
The Lancaster Hall Hotel
"ASA are amongst our favourite inbound suppliers we work with worldwide. A strong list of products, exceptional prices and a willingness to find new products requested by our clients. ASA's service to support our needs is second to none in the UK & Ireland. Great Product, Great people."
Spiro J Ellul
Global Tourism Exchange (Australia)
"We’ve had the extreme pleasure of being partners with ASA for several years, and would never have been able to develop and grow our business to the UK (as well as to France now, with Flying Europe) without their incredible support, superior service and comprehensive product portfolio. We rely very heavily on ASA for their outstanding destination expertise, excellent understanding of the North American market, wide range of both standard and unique products, quick response times, unparalleled customer service, and willingness to always go the extra mile for us….and on top of everything else, each and every member of their dedicated and professional team is a pleasure to work with!"
Laura DeMaio
Global Consolidated Services (GCS), USA
"We have had a close working relationship with Angela Shanley Associates for many years. The team are extremely professional and amongst the most experienced partners in the market. Their knowledge of the markets they work with and the Travel Trade in general is second to none. They are committed to their partners and are constantly exploring new opportunities to grow the business. We look forward to continued strong relations going forward."
Jo Kitchen
St Giles Heathrow
"When it comes to breadth of offerings, delivery of product, in-destination assistance and rate competitively, Angela Shanley Associates is easily one of the best inbound tour operators in the travel industry. They are reliable, professional and a pleasure to work with. Partners and guests can rest assured they are in good hands with Angela Shanley Associates"
Robert Miller
Goway Travel
"Angela Shanley Associates is a great organisation to work with. The team is professional, very knowledgeable, hard working and passionate about their business and clients. What Adonis does not know about the leisure market is not worth knowing! I am very grateful for their support over the years."
Anna Hanson
Park Plaza Hotels
"Welcoming guests to Killarney for over 35 years, O Donoghue Ring Hotels has a wealth of experience in working with multiple operators and business segments. Our relationship with Angela Shanley Associates is very important to us, the approachability of the Anak & Agnieszka, and their demonstrable knowledge of the tourism business is something that is evident in their offering. A quality team, offering a quality product with a dedication to the guest that is very evident. We look forward to working with Angela Shanley Associates for many years to come."
Margaret O Donoghue
O Donoghue Ring Hotels
"glh. Hotels have been in partnership with Angela Shanley Associates for many, many years, and long may this continue. They are extremely professional, loyal, and most of all, they understand their markets, their products and the needs of their customers. However, It isn't just the great work that they do - they also have one of the most fantastic teams in the business - and this goes a long way to ensuring we work in partnership together, rather than a standard business / client relationship."
Chris Ball
glh. Hotels