Visit Laguna Beach Chief Executive Judith Bijlani plans to step down from her post at the city's destination marketing organization this month.

Bijlani is leaving to pursue travel writing and consulting.

She was with the organization for the past nine years and oversaw it when it was renamed and rebranded from the former Laguna Beach Visitors & Conference Bureau.

Bijlani's last day is Jan. 24.

Visit Laguna did not announce a replacement for Bijlani.