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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"At Edwardian Group London, we have been very fortunate in fostering a mutually supportive relationship with Angela Shanley Associates over the last 20 years. A wonderful ambassador and loyal supporter of our hotels, we value them greatly and look forward to continuing this nurturing relationship well into the future."
Shazia Fleming
Edwardian Group London
"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
"I am very excited about the new partnership with ASA. Thanks to Laure for being a great supporter of the product and allowing me to further expose the hotel with all your Partners. I am looking forward all the different opportunities 2018 will bring with this new co-operation!"
Simone Papiri
Trump Turnberry
"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 has been a partner of our company for many years. Working with a professional and very experienced team who are very knowledgeable in their markets is an extremely important part of our strategic growth as a company."
Mairead Delaney
McGettigan Hotel Group
"37 Years ago Anton Thompson and Angela Shanley formed a partnership that has truly stood “the test of time”. Thompsons Holidays are proud to still be the South African partners of ASA. Thank you for your loyal and professional support over the last 37 years and we look forward to the next era in this challenging and ever changing industry we all love so much! The ASA team always go the extra mile to ensure that our clients receive quality service of the highest standard. Adonis, Anak, Esref and everyone at ASA – thank you and well done!"
Kay Ellison
Thompson Holidays (South Africa)
"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
"We work with ASA since 2010. They were very helpful from the first minute. ASA company is a very reliable, accurate and quick partner. I think we built up a very close personal contact with them through the years. When I was in London and met a few of them, Michaela, Adonis and the boys were very kind to me. It’s a pleasant memory from the last year. I hope we can work together for a very long time."
Gabor Olear
Great Wood Kft.(Hungary)