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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"Our long-term partnership with Angela Shanley Associates is based on - and it is supported by - just a few points: we feel 100% secure with offers we get; we enjoy 100% friendly service and get 100% accurate bills. It is not "we get what we pay for', but "they know what is worth paying for", so we save lots of time and paperwork of unnecessary searches. So simple!"
Lev Kipnis
Caspi Aviation (Israel)
"We love working with the ASA team!. They are really knowledgeable and have a real focus on the details. They are also very friendly and polite – such a pleasure to deal with."
Joyce Arbuckle
The Kingsmills Hotel
"Our working relationship with Angela Shanley & Associates goes back to the very beginning, when the founders, Angela Shanley and Anton Thompson, agreed to work together. Over 40 years later and our relationship is as strong as ever! Their professional and friendly service with a focus on total customer satisfaction, along with their willingness to help, their loyalty and fantastic product offerings make them one of the best teams in the industry to work with. We are proud of our long association with ASA and look forward to working with this great team for at least another 40 years!"
Joanne Adolphe
Thompsons Holiday South Africa
"We have been working with the ASA team for a few years now and we are very impressed and happy with their service. ASA employees are friendly , professional, dedicated, and efficient in their work. Typically, our clients return from their trips thoroughly satisfied, with nothing but words of praise. Thank you for your service and we are looking forward to many years of successful partnership."
Nadiya Makarenko
Kensington Tours (Canada)
"Edinburgh Bus Tours has worked with ASA for many years and have seen sales grow with them, especially over the last couple of years. We are especially delighted that they have invested in an Edinburgh office showing their commitment to Edinburgh and Scotland. They have a great, approachable team and I look forward to continued growth in the years to come"
Elaine Green
Edinburgh Bus Tours
"The staff I have worked with at ASA are professional, friendly and efficient. We have worked together on several group itineraries in the past years, and we have been very happy with the quality of accommodation and ground services offered. Not only do they offer basic services like guides in London, but they can work on detailed unique itineraries. We will work with them again next season and hopefully for years to come. I highly recommend ASA for all your travel requirements."
Helen Blackwood
Blyth Education (Canada)
"It has been an absolute pleasure working in partnership with Anak and the team at ASA for almost 20 years – developing new products, experiences, audiences and markets.

Here’s to our next 20 years and an ever strengthening relationship

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Pietro Cecchini
The Scotch Whisky Experience
"We at Loch Ness by Jacobite have enjoyed a great working relationship with Angela Shanley Associates Ltd for a great number of years and hope this will continue for many years to come"
Sheran
Jacobite Cruises Ltd