Ambassador Travel Service

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About Us

Ambassador Travel Service

1409 Duncan Avenue Pittsburgh PA 15237
Phone: 1-800-924-4300 or 412-366-7200
Call to talk to an experienced travel counselor, or to schedule an in person appointment.

Ambassador Travel is a full-service travel agency operating in Pittsburgh since 1972. Our travel agents have an average of 25 years of experience in the travel industry. Meet our travel agents.

We are centrally located in the North Hills of Pittsburgh near the McKnight Road corridor. Click for map. Contact us.

We specialize in leisure travel arrangements - cruises, tours, individuals and groups. We handle many Destination Weddings each year. River Cruises worldwide are among the most popular vacations we sell. Our group trips travel to Italy and Medjugorje, on ocean cruises worldwide, and anywhere else you may want to travel. Form a group, you may travel for free! Each of our travel agents has their own specialties and interests. There is virtually no part of the world that one of our agents has not visited. Two of our travel agents have earned the Certified Travel Counselor (CTC) designation, which is awarded upon completion of an intensive course in travel management and five years experience in the travel industry.

Our travel agents have also earned Destination Specialist (DS) certifications after completing programs of study for specific destinations. Visit the Travel Institute homepage for more information on these certificate programs and the professionalism they represent. Two of our travel agents have earned special Cruise Counselor designations from the Cruise Lines International Association (visit CLIA for more information).


Ambassador Travel is a Member of Travel Leaders Network



Meet Ambassador's Travel Agents:



Charles Wysor, CTC (Certified Travel Counselor). President of Ambassador Travel, he is the son of Ambassador's founder Rufus Wysor, and joined the agency in 1976. He has earned a Destination Specialist (DS) certification in travel to Europe. Chuck has traveled to France more than 10 times and experienced attractions from Mont St. Michel to Nice, Chamonix to Bordeaux. A very special trip included a self-drive barge rental on the Saone River in Burgundy. Recent travels include Greece and Italy, as well as Croatia.

Chuck has traveled extensively in virtually all countries in Western Europe and recently took a Viking River Cruise on the Danube. Other international travel includes Argentina, China and Hong Kong. He has also traveled extensively in the US, including Alaska and Hawaii, and has a special interest in skiing vacations. Email Chuck:



Robert Thompson, CTC (Certified Travel Counselor). Executive Vice President of Ambassador Travel, has been with the agency since its opening in April of 1972. Bob's expertise is worldwide. He has taken part in many in-depth specialty training programs, including Europe, the South Pacific, the Caribbean, the cruise industry, Austria and Holland among them. Bob recommends Tauck Tours as the top of the line tour company. Bob is a member of SKAL, the international association of executives in the travel industry. Email Bob:


Bonnie Johnston Bonnie's love is cruising, and she has earned the Accredited Cruise Counselor designation (ACC). Bonnie has been on more than 50 cruises herself, on a wide variety of cruise lines and ships, as well as varied itineraries, and is most capable in providing personalized information and counseling to her clients. Bonnie recommends a cruise for a fantastic honeymoon.
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Leslie Hughan Leslie is our Hawaii expert, having traveled there several times and attended a destination course in the islands. She knows Alaska well and specializes in independent trips to the 49th state. She has coordinated many Destination Weddings to Riviera Maya, Jamaica, Punta Cana, and any Sandals Resort.  Most recently Leslie traveled on a Seabourn cruise to Antarctica. She is also experienced in handling individual and group ski packages, as well as group air travel to any destination. Leslie has also traveled to Kenya and the Galapagos Islands, and previously to Nepal and Bangkok, Thailand, and has also been to Italy and France. Leslie is a Certified Sandals Specialist and recommends Sandals and other fine resorts for your special honeymoon trip.
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Mary Ann Sarver Mary Ann coordinates travel for the Der Sitzmark Ski Club. Her trips include skiing and other destinations such as Italy, Aruba and Cancun. Recently she hosted a group on a river cruise in Portugal, and has just returned from Costa Rica. She hosted a group tour to Greece and also a group to Australia and New Zealand with Collette Vacations.
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Lucy Shields Lucy joined Ambassador Travel in 2002 with 25-years of travel agency experience. Her favorite travel options are worldwide honeymoon destinations, Caribbean islands, and cruises. She has most personal experience with luxury travel products such as Crystal Cruises and Tauck Tours.