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 an ambitious 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 our industry that make the difference & drive any company’s 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 a second location 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 cooperation has been evolving from year to year each better and the hopes for our partnership in the future are high, hopefully for both parties. We sincerely believe that the HG hotels are the perfect product for our partners and may we work together for many more years."
Doris Holm
Unique Hotels Group - Estonia
"We have collaborated with Angela Shanley Associates since our hotel opened, now 5 years ago and have been fortunate enough to have had Galina Danilenko, Michaela Kebaisa, Elodie Possidente and Laure Boisseau looking after our hotel’s national and international positioning. During all this time we have found them to be reliable, approachable, efficient and knowledgeable. For a medium sized company such as ourselves the personal relationship with our tour operators is paramount; as we grow we can feel confident that Angela Shanley Associates will position us where necessary with a professionalism second to none. A good luxury tour operator should be a long-term relationship for client and business, and we look forward to many more years working with Angela Shanley Associates."
Peter Nieuwland
Nira Caledonia
"It’s now a few years that SPVA/SEA VOYAGES has been working with ASA, and the pleasure is still there. The service and quality offered to our groups is always up to a very high standard and the ASA team always aim to fulfil our expectations. Since we’ve been working together, we haven’t received any negative comments and this is very pleasant in our industry. A massive thank you to Bissi and Sabrina for their efficiency and professionalism towards our exigent customers. Carry on like this."
Aurore Conde
SPVA (France)
"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
""After several years of partnership in different services, we are delighted to be able to work with such an efficient and serious company. We hope to share many years with this team."

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Greg Bonini
Liven Up Sightseeing / Monaco
"ASA is a key client for Blair Castle bringing us quality enquiries and bookings throughout the season.

They are quick to respond to queries and always contactable should any need arise. We thoroughly enjoy working with the team and hope to do so for many years to come.

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BLAIR CASTLE
"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)
"Jurys Inns and Leonardo Hotels values its relationship Angela Shanley Associates; they are highly professional and always a delight to work with. They have exhaustive knowledge of the travel industry and I would decidedly recommend them as a reliable business partner. We look forward to continuing this positive relationship well into the future"
Rachel Tooley
Jurys Inn & Leonardo Hotels UK and Ireland