Germany warns tourists against travel to Egypt's Sinai after terror attack

Germany is warning its citizens against traveling to Egypt's Sinai in a further blow to tourism in the region.

The travel warning comes just over a week after a bus bombing near the town of Taba killed three tourists and the driver, raising fears that Islamic militants are stepping up attacks to hurt Egypt's tourism industry.

The Foreign Ministry issued the travel warning late Wednesday urging tourists to avoid all parts of the peninsula, including Red Sea resorts.

It says tourists already there should contact their travel agent to organize an early return.

Germany is a top source of tourists for Egypt, and its Red Sea coast is a popular destination for German tourists seeking sunshine during Europe's winter months.

Tourism accounted for 11 percent of Egypt's GDP until recently.