Partner Events

Visit Temecula Valley hosts three partner events throughout the year to acknowledge the hospitality and service industry that helps impact the local tourism economy of the community.

I Know Temecula

I Know Temecula Valley is an interactive program that is designed to provide some of the basic knowledge of Temecula Valley that front-line hospitality service employees should know in order to efficiently and effectively guide guests and visitors towards a fulfilling Temecula experience.  This program is a one-day tour of Temecula that includes transportation and lunch along with venue tours that will teach you top things to do in our valley, Temecula's history, and much more. In these presentations, you will become more knowledgeable about these Temecula Valley experiences:

  • Southern California Wine Country
  • Old Town Temecula
  • Culinary Experiences
  • Special Events


The State of Tourism

Join us for The State of Tourism on Wednesday, September 13, 2023 as we unveil our 2022 travel impact numbers and discuss the state, regional, and local tourism economy. This event brings together the strength of our community influencers to discuss local, regional, and state travel-related topics. Limited amount of seating, reserve your seat or table today to celebrate the significance of travel as an economic driver in our travel economy! 


Xenia Hospitality Awards

The Xenia Hospitality Awards are presented by Visit Temecula Valley (VTV) and are awarded to tourism businesses and individuals who have displayed exemplary hospitality and service to our visitors and community members. The awards were named after the Greek word "Xenia", defined as the concept of hospitality, or generosity and courtesy shown to those far from home. 

VTV is a partnership-based organization, but recipients of the Xenia Awards are not required to be VTV partners. VTV partners in good standing may nominate a partner or nonpartner, individual or themselves for the awards.  

The Welty Award for Tourism Professional of the Year will be presented at the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce's Annual Gala in March. The seven (7) additional awards will be presented at the Xenia Hospitality Award luncheon in April. 

The Welty Award is in honor of Mrs. Welty’s insistence, the hope of participating in the economic boom of the valley. Aware of a need for adequate housing facilities to accommodate the increased number of people traveling through as well as settling in the valley, they built a two-story clapboard hotel in the heart of town in 1880.