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Armidale businesses to take a hit with drop in visitors after University of New England graduations postponed | The Armidale Express

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MOTELS in Armidale are usually packed to the rafters in April and May, but this isn’t set to happen this year. Graduation ceremonies for University of New England (UNE) students for the autumn months have been postponed, and businesses are bracing for the blow. Armidale Motel owner David Lawson said numerous ceremonies a year made it a “very busy time for all motels in Armidale”, but it’ll be missed in the coming months. “It certainly takes some of the cream off business, it’s normally a very busy weekend for everyone in hospitality and accommodation in Armidale,” Mr Lawson said. “Every motel in Armidale just about would be booked out.” READ ALSO: A UNE spokeswoman said the difficult decision was made because “even with the…



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